How to change file explorer Icon Size?


imanlien2020

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How do i change the size of the icons showing in the attached photo. The very left side of file explorer icons are so small I cant see them really..to me they are tiny. I know how to change Icon size of the main window on the right side of file explorer but not the left column of which I dont know the correct term for the left side/column.2021-12-23_09-53-52.png
 
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I don't think that changes the size of the icons in the left column which is what he is after
 

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The only way that I know of to effect the left pane would be to change the scaling factor of the display.

Settings > System > Display > Scale (increase to a larger number).

Unfortunately, this will effect everything on the screen.

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I agree with you @hsehestedt which I think if those icons look to small then it may be a good idea to up the scaling, it can always be changed back if it's no good
 

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The only way that I know of to effect the left pane would be to change the scaling factor of the display.

Settings > System > Display > Scale (increase to a larger number).

Unfortunately, this will effect everything on the screen.

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Yes that does it but yeah the fact that it enlarge everything is too much, If the icons and their labels alone would change size would be what im lookiing to do but thanks for that suggestion. So if anyone else has any idea? I figure it could be a registry tweak maybe, IDK.
 

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Without changing scale of everything I don't think their size can be changed but a color like yellow or light green would help you see them better. My eyes are bad so I would have a hard time seeing them too on that black background. I had the same problem with pale yellow default explorer icons on a light background. I solved my issue by changing the color to something that would pop against the background. Fellow member @FreeBooter helped me solve my problem. See This Thread.

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