Resize Desktop icons or Change Explorer View type quickly in Windows 10/8/7

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Simon Tony Haslwanter

    Hi, is it also possible somehow to change the distance between the Desktop Icons :)!?

  2. Simon Tony Haslwanter

    Thanks, but I can’t find the Advanced Apperances in Windows 8.1 🙂

  3. You will have to tweak the registry as mentioned there. I have mentioned there: “Microsoft removed these settings because they primarily affected the
    Classic themes, and since Windows 8 did not support Classic themes,
    these were not of much use now. All themes are now based on Visual

  4. Simon Tony Haslwanter

    Okay thanks, sorry that I heaven’t read it properly 🙂

  5. Andrea Stevens

    You sir, are the BOMB! I have been trying to enlarge my desktop icons for years! I mean beyond the sizing options in “settings”. OMG!!! I am sooo happy, thank you!!!

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