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Windows 7: Folder view in my Windows 7 has changed to weird!?

28 May 2017   #1
watcdg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Folder view in my Windows 7 has changed to weird!?

To understand my problem please refer to the image.

I remember it happened after I tried using a folder background changing software.

I also tried resetting folder view from windows settings - and registry tweaks that I found in this forum. What else am I missing?




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28 May 2017   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Your column widths must have changed. Here is the fix:

Windows Explorer Columns - Change Width - Windows 7 Help Forums

It is not clear what you are referring to when you say "weird selection"
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29 May 2017   #3
watcdg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thank you for replying.

Hello, thanks for replying, I'm going crazy over this!

To clarify my issue I've made another screenshot, I hope it's clear to understand this time .


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29 May 2017   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try a system restore to a point before you used the third party software! If that works, don't use that softaware again!
Did you backup the registry before "tweaking it"?
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29 May 2017   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

only thing I could find on this is this ridiculously long and complex solution.

possible to change list item height/spacing? - Windows 7 Help Forums
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29 May 2017   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
only thing I could find on this is this ridiculously long and complex solution.

possible to change list item height/spacing? - Windows 7 Help Forums
As these changes only manifested themselves after a third part program was installed my money is on that software causing the problem!
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30 May 2017   #7
watcdg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you all for repaying, I don't have any system restore points created before this happened.

But I did notice the change after I used this software. I'm not using it now. Dose anyone know about this software?


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30 May 2017   #8
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by watcdg View Post
... I don't have any system restore points created before this happened.
bummer, try this :

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
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30 May 2017   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I would uninstall the software and look to see if you accidently downloaded some of the other freebies from the background changer and uninstall them. Then I would rum Malwarebytes (Free edition) two or three times. I think you might have introduced a bug!!!
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