1.    08 Jul 2017 #1
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    WIndows 10 Icons and User Accounts


    I have a Windows 10 PC that I bought not too long ago.

    My problem is I wanted to set my icons in my user profile folder(Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc..) to look like the Windows 7 equivalent, but I was told that I needed to have the Windows 7 installation disk, mount it, and copy certain files over, and rewrite my desktop.ini to point to the Windows 7 files. Seemed risky, and I abandoned all hope.

    Until today...

    I was helping my mom, and I found out her user account profile folders look like this:

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ID:	143141

    This is exactly what I want when I'm in details view of the user profile folder. However, I'm unable replicate this on my account. This is what my profile folder looks like:

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Name:	whatIhave.PNG 
Views:	2 
Size:	22.2 KB 
ID:	143142

    I can confirm my mom's account is in details view, and I've checked and matched her folder settings, still nothing. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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  2.    08 Jul 2017 #2
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    The view in File Explorer your mom has is what mine is on a Default installation of Win10 in the C:\Users\MYNAMEHERE Folder.
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  3.    08 Jul 2017 #3
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    Mine looks like yours but the icons don't bother me one bit.
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ID:	143146

    Her icons look like the ones under This PC, at least the ones that are also in User folder
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Size:	27.1 KB 
ID:	143148
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  4.    08 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    The view in File Explorer your mom has is what mine is on a Default installation of Win10 in the C:\Users\MYNAMEHERE Folder.
    Thanks where my user folder is as well
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  5.    08 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Mine looks like yours but the icons don't bother me one bit.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_1.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	68.4 KB 
ID:	143146

    Her icons look like the ones under This PC, at least the ones that are also in User folder
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_2.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	27.1 KB 
ID:	143148
    I'm able to confirm that the icons are the same as the screenshot I posted in both Quick view and This PC view in details view
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  6.    08 Jul 2017 #6
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    "I'm able to confirm that the icons are the same as the screenshot I posted in both Quick view and This PC view in details view "
    My screenshot is in thumbnail display (icon in lower r corner of explorer window)

    I can reproduce her icons in Medium icons or Tiles view, again, in thumbnail display. Like this
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Name:	Screenshot_3.jpg 
Views:	21 
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ID:	143149
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  7.    08 Jul 2017 #7
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    I can do that too in titles/medium view, just can't in Details view like my mom's account. Seems strange.
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  8.    09 Jul 2017 #8
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    I figured it out.

    My mom's account has a different display size. On her account the size is 125%, on my it's 100%. I tested it out and was able to reproduce the result.
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  9.    09 Jul 2017 #9
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    Excellent ! I didn't know the View was related to the display, learn something every day. Please mark your topic Solved so others with the same issue can find and use.
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