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How to change the folder view?

Lyubov Shalabayeva
Lyubov Shalabayeva
February 1, 2013
How to change the folder view?

If you have forgotten or do not know how to change the type of folders, then we advise you to read our instructions on how to do this. In order to customize the display of elements to your taste, there are several different ways.

Windows xp

To begin, consider how to change the appearance of the folder, if you use Windows XP. In order to change the folder icon itself, you need to move the cursor to its icon and click on it with the right mouse button. Then select the “Properties” item in the context menu, and in the new dialog box, go to the “Settings” tab. There you need in the folder icons group to click the button Change icon. Now feel free to choose any of the available icons, or click "Browse" and specify the path to your own icon. Next, click OK and apply the new settings.

Windows 7

To change the look of your Windows 7 folders, use the following steps. The fact is that the settings for the type of folders in this operating system are mostly hidden from the user. You can open the folder in the standard way using the slider in the upper right part of the window,adjust the image as follows: tile, list, table, icons, large or small. These settings can be saved for individual folders, but more often they will have to be re-configured each time they are opened.

To change the appearance of the Windows 7 folders and no longer return to this, open any folder and then press the alt button on the keyboard. After that, at the top of the folder window, under the address bar, you will see a menu bar familiar from the old versions of Windows - File / Edit / View / Service / Help. Release Alt and from the “View” menu choose the appropriate folder options. After that, in the “Service” menu item, find the “Folder options” submenu, select the “View” tab, in it you will see the settings window: “Advanced settings” and “Folder view”.

In the settings, tick the necessary items, and then click “Apply to folders” at the top of the window, this will save all the settings that you set. We hope that our instructions helped you figure out how to change the appearance of a folder in one or another operating system.


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