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Desktop Icons Showing File Type and Size

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Desktop Icons Showing File Type and Size


    So, after I let a baby play with my keyboard, my desktop icons now display the file type and size of the icon. I've tried looking in the personalization options and googling for a fix but haven't had any luck thus far.

    If any one could lead me to a fix or point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

    Screenshot is attached.
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    After clicking around, right clicking the desktop > View > and clicking either small, medium, or large icons, seem to set the icons back to normal.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Desktop Icons Showing File Type and Size
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