Windows Explorer has become unusable.


  1. Posts : 822
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Windows Explorer has become unusable.


    I am almost unable to make any use of Windows Explorer, because the size of its text and icons has shrunk to such minute proportions it cannot be read, even when using a magnifier. It is not about text size in Settings, text is unreadable however large it is 'set.'

    I do not know how this came about, though I have uninstalled one suspect app.
    How can I correct this, can I repair or even reinstall Windows Explorer itself? It is greatly inhibiting my use of the PC, which has the Fall update installed.
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  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    What was the "suspect app" that you uninstalled then?
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  3. Posts : 809
    Win10
       #3

    Can you post a screenshot?
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  4. Posts : 35,586
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Is it different
    a. after a clean boot
    b. in Safe Mode
    c. if you create a new user for test purposes?

    Do you mean text in other programs appears larger? Please post a screenshot of file explorer and another windows program e.g. Notepad, Wordpad for comparison. Thanks.
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Jan 2018 at 14:07.
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  5. Posts : 1,678
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #5

    I don't know about what you mean by the text has shrunk. But what I noticed that, in general, text sizes HAVE shrunk over time since Windows XP. It's kind of strange how that happened. Yet there is an app that lets you change text fonts and sizes. You should check it out:

    Windows Explorer has become unusable.-image.png
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