1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    My "This PC" display has changed


    When clicking on "This PC" I now get the following display (see the attached image). Before, the 6 defaullt folders were shown as in the attachment but the drives were shown with small icons and the name of the drive. This was much more compact, whereas the changed display takes up much more room.

    How can I get back to the previous dislay please?

    I have just noticed, from restore points, that a "silent" auto update of Windows occurred today at 07/07/2017 at 12:08:32, GMT+1, "Windows Update", "Critical Update". Is this a case of Microsoft messing up my computer withput telling me? If so, I need being told, in advance, to avoid confusion, thinking something has gone wrong, searching, wasting my time (for which I normally charge my customers).
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 68
    Windows 7

    If your complaint is icon size.

    Windows key + X
    Settings
    System
    Change resolutionMy "This PC" display has changed
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  3.    07 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello Steve,

    It looks like you changed the folder view "layout" to "Large icons" instead of the default "Tiles".

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  4.    07 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    I need being told, in advance, to avoid confusion, thinking something has gone wrong, searching, wasting my time (for which I normally charge my customers).
    Sorry but I just have to say it since you said you charge your customers, there's anywhere from 2 to 5 ways to do things in Windows customization, change how things are seen or done. It's been that way through several Versions of Windows. Each new Version brings things to learn or relearn. If I'm given a description of what the problem a client has I can try to duplicate it on one of my computers before getting on-site but there's been many times I have to be there and have them walk through their issue to find a correct solution for them [actually see what they are doing that's messing them up].
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  5.    07 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Thanks folks. "Tiles" was hidden until I scrolled the Layout area.
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  6.    07 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    You're most welcome Steve.
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  7.    07 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Sorry but I just have to say it since you said you charge your customers, there's anywhere from 2 to 5 ways to do things in Windows customization, change how things are seen or done. It's been that way through several Versions of Windows. Each new Version brings things to learn or relearn. If I'm given a description of what the problem a client has I can try to duplicate it on one of my computers before getting on-site but there's been many times I have to be there and have them walk through their issue to find a correct solution for them [actually see what they are doing that's messing them up].
    True. Even several hints and tips and how to's on the Internet are out of date, not just caused by a new version but by smaller changes several times a year, which causes confusion. There must be several millions of different flavours of Window out theres. I see an advantage of Microsoft's recent policy of pushing updates without even the user knowing in some cases. It could help to reduces all those flavours, a bit.
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