Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64-Bit Pro
       #1

    Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"


    I was wondering if there was a way to change the size of "tiles" in Windows 10? Not the start menu tiles but the tiles that are displayed under the "View" option for files and folders. I'd only want to be doing this specifically for the "My PC" folder in file explorer as I have it setup to open up there as it's default when I want to view all my storage drives. I typically have my files and folders set to default viewing somewhere between large and extra large and the tile view keeps the small HDD icons. Sorry if this question is somewhat confusing. Google had a hard enough time as it is regardless of how I worded it.


    I'm currently using a windows preview build but my version should be displayed under my profile picture. If not its:

    Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.84)
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       #2

    Sparowe said:
    I was wondering if there was a way to change the size of "tiles" in Windows 10? Not the start menu tiles but the tiles that are displayed under the "View" option for files and folders. I'd only want to be doing this specifically for the "My PC" folder in file explorer as I have it setup to open up there as it's default when I want to view all my storage drives. I typically have my files and folders set to default viewing somewhere between large and extra large and the tile view keeps the small HDD icons. Sorry if this question is somewhat confusing. Google had a hard enough time as it is regardless of how I worded it.


    I'm currently using a windows preview build but my version should be displayed under my profile picture. If not its:

    Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.84)
    This is probably not what you want, but closest I could come up with. In My PC, click the bottom right to change the view. Then hold the CTRL key and scroll your mouse center button back and forth to change sizes of the icons/thumbnails. You'll need to hover over the thumbnail to see capacities, though.

    Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"-2020-02-25_08h27_05.png
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64-Bit Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the reply!

    That's actually how I am currently viewing all other folders and files. The reason I was asking about changing the size of the tiles in the default folder view was that I like how it displays the size of the storage device and the remaining size left fo my storage devices. I honestly don't like using the tile view myself and I actually use the view you posted but I've always wanted to have the "my pc" folder display larger tiles with the storage device info next to it.
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  4. Posts : 56,178
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    Sparowe said:
    Thanks for the reply!

    That's actually how I am currently viewing all other folders and files. The reason I was asking about changing the size of the tiles in the default folder view was that I like how it displays the size of the storage device and the remaining size left fo my storage devices. I honestly don't like using the tile view myself and I actually use the view you posted but I've always wanted to have the "my pc" folder display larger tiles with the storage device info next to it.
    Half one and half the other. Don't know how to do that.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 64-Bit Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    f14tomcat said:
    Half one and half the other. Don't know how to do that.
    What I meant by that is that I choose "Extra Large Icons" then use the scroll wheel to size them at around what I think would be a good halfway point inbetween Large and XL.

    What I really want to accomplish for the default view in the "my pc" folder when opening windows explorer is to have my hdd icons display the same information as they would if I had chosen the "tile view".

    Tile View
    Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"-explorer_mgff4avotc.png

    Extra Large View
    Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"-explorer_hfdqb5l2fh.png

    Extra Large View (After Scroll Wheel Tweak)
    Changing the "Tiles" icon size in "Default Folder View"-explorer_glgv03z1q8.png

    So basically a mix of both views. I just always thought it was odd that there isn't an option in windows for having larger tiles in file explorer. Well at least when viewing the "My PC" folder and in my particular case, when it defaults to view storage devices.
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  6. Posts : 56,178
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    Yes sir, just what I meant. Half of one view and half the other. Larger (middle range somewhere) tiles with the status bar of the other. Don't think that's possible with native Windows. A 3rd party app, maybe.
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