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window missing 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    windowws 8.1

    window missing 8.1


    Before when I hit the "This PC" icon I would get a nice graph screen (in
    color) showing all the drives with a line under them displaying how much space is
    used. Now I don't get it anymore. Now I get a window shows the drive space
    only in numbers. What happened to that other window and how can I get it back.

    By the way if I log on as another user the window is ok.

    Any help appreciated,
    Don Cole

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Don, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Set the folder views below to see if it may help.

    1. Set layout to "Tiles".
    Folder View - Change Icon Size and Layout in File Explorer

    2. Set sort by to "Name".

    3. Set group by to "Type".

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer
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  3. #3


    Posts : 20
    windowws 8.1

    Sill missing window in Window 8.1


    Thank you Brink,

    I open This PC the window I'm talking about.

    I see where to change Name and Type.

    But Don't now where to change Layout.

    I should mention that I using the Classic Start Menu not the So called Metro Window.

    I have it,

    I just don't use it.

    Do I need to change this window?

    Don Cole
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Double check the tutorial I posted for the layout to use "Tiles" view. It sounds like you do not have the ribbon expanded open in File Explorer.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 20
    windowws 8.1

    still missing


    I'm getting in the View tab, Large Icons, Medium Icons, Details, Group by, Sort by etc...
    But no Layout or Tile.

    Don Cole
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    You may need to scroll down a bit in the Layout box to see them.

    If they are still not there, then you could also reset folder views to default using OPTION ONE below to fix this.

    Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 20
    windowws 8.1

    Missing Window


    Thank you, Brink
    I friend show me where the scroll bar is.
    It's very obscure. You should put a big red arrow pointing to it in your tutorial.

    Don Cole
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I added a note in the tutorial to help make folks more aware of the scroll bar.
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