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  • Hi, I'm Richard, i recently have sorted my computer out and upgraded to Windows 7, it's my favorite OS yet, but I'm having trouble with one thing, and it's something i had trouble with on vista aswell, It's probably something basic and easy to change but i never got round to doing it, All of the icons, i want them to all be Large, i can make them large but i have to do it to every single folder, and most of the time they are bugged and are tiny little folders that i can barely see, its untidy lol, please help!


    I want to make them all like PerfLogs and SystemFiles, without having to go into every single folder doing them manually.

    ~ Regards


    Sunday, September 13, 2009 11:29 AM


  • Hi Richard,


    This issue can be caused by several factors including corrupted iconcache or incorrect folder settings. Let's try the suggestions below to see if the issue can be resolved.


    1.     Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Personalization

    2.     Click Change desktop icons on the left pane.

    3.     Click Restore Default button and then click OK.


    Please check if our issue can be resolved. However, if the issue persists, let's move on.


    1.     In Control Panel, click Folder Options.

    2.     On View tab, click Reset Folders button.

    3.     Go to Start -> Computer and then open one folder.

    4.     Change the folder view to Large Icons.

    5.     Click Organize -> Folder and search options -> on View tab -> Apply to Folders.


    What is the result? If the issue still exists, let's rebuild icon cache by the steps below:


    Rebuild icon cache


    1. Click Start, and open Computer.

    2. On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.

    3. Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and click OK.

    4. Then, enter the following directory:




    5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

    6. Close the window, and restart the computer.


    Hope it helps.





    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:47 AM
    Monday, September 14, 2009 7:01 AM