1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 7
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Permanently change desktop icon size


    Does anybody know how to change the desktop icon size permanently?

    I know you can change the size with Alt+ScrollWheel or through the View context menu on the Desktop. But those changes revert whenever Explorer is restarted (including when it decides to restart itself for no apparent reason). In Windows 7, there was a Registry setting to change the desktop icon size permanently. What about in Windows 10?

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Try this: Right click blank area of desktop, click View, choose small, medium or large icons.

    Desktop Icons Size - Change in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 3 Weeks Ago at 17:58. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 7
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Try this: Right click blank area of desktop, click View, choose small, medium or large icons.
    As I already wrote: I know you can change the size through the View context menu on the Desktop. But those changes revert whenever Explorer is restarted.

    Anybody else? How do you change the icon size permanently? The View > Icon Size setting is only temporary.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    This is the registry change found when making the change in icon size. Note: not all the changes are directly relevant to this, of course- this is all the registry changes that occurred.
    If you can interpret this, you could write a script to reapply the setting. Good luck.
    Permanently change desktop icon size Attached Files
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