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folders: icon size options are grayed out. view>small, med

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    Win 8

    folders: icon size options are grayed out. view>small, med


    In my pictures folder, as well as all other folders that I have checked, the option to change the icon size larger or smaller is grayed out.

    Solutions I have found use the options to change settings, however, my options are also grayed out so I can't.

    Refer to my attachment for a view of my folders.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails grayed out.jpg  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    my brother was over to my house today and I asked him about my folder icon size problem. I pulled up my folders, and they are fine. You know how that goes...show the problem off only to have it not be a problem... anyway, I hadn't done anything. I was baffled. Of course, telling him I am not crazy and that my sizing and the options were grayed out, but now were fine. My brother says it's because my system was performing a disc defragmenting. he says windows just schedules them and does them. I don't know anything about that or if that really was the case or not. I never did any updates and I had already restarted my computer a few times so I know it wasn't any other changes that were just taking effect.

    Hopefully this information helps someone else out when they have this problem. I couldn't find my exact problem when it happened to me. Sorry I don't have more on how it was fixed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

folders: icon size options are grayed out. view>small, med
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