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clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library, oops

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    clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library, oops


    I clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library mistakenly thinking it would make the changes I made to the navigation pane go back to the way I had it a moment before(like an undo button) but it totally messed up the organization of my photos. They now show as folders even though the view is set to large icons. They are no longer organized by month but by when they were downloaded to my computer. Photos are a high priority for me. I'm sick about it... I read something about a systems restore button in the control panel, but I'm scared. I don't want to wreck anything further.

    Thanks

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    By default, the Pictures library is:

    • Arrange by -> Folder
    • View by -> Medium icons
    • Sort by -> Folder path
    • Group by -> Folder path


    You can adjust these to how you like. You may need to play with it a bit though.

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Folder View - Change Icon Size and Layout in File Explorer
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    Thank you Brink! I played around and ended up right clicking in the white space and a menu that had "arrange by" popped up. I hovered over it and a drop down menu with "month" on it showed up so I clicked it and all order was restored! Thank you once again!
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    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library, oops
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