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    changing folders to look like XP?

    can WIN7 folders be changed to look like the folders in XP?
    the vertical folders drive me absolutely bonkers....
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    I am not actually sure what you mean by vertical folders. Is this what you are talking about:

    FolderOptionsDetails.jpg FolderOptionsTiles.jpg
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    I think the OP means so they are in landscape orientation instead of profile orientation and look like stuff is just falling out of them all the time. I just checked Windows Classic theme and as usual, its not really windows classic cuz the folders are profile there as well. I didn't see anything that was just a plain vanilla landscape folder in the icon manager either so I don't know if there's a way or not; doesn't seem to be so far strictly sticking to Windows 7.

    I know with my Stardock icon manager I can customize a ton of things about the icons including orientation but I don't know if they work fully on Windows 7 or if the orientation is restricted (many things are using other features of Stardock programs and I don't have the icon manager on a Windows 7 system).

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    Ted, u have it right,
    Ms had a straight fwd folder... gazillion users are used to it...
    NOW the idiots have to force a new "better for you" down our throat...
    there was absolutely nothing wrong with the old simple yellow folders.
    I want them back...please......i would even buy an ale...

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    Take a look at Ted's two screen shots again. In the second one, he has selected the folder option to display as medium icons. This can be selected from the Folder options switch circled in red in the picture below:

    folder options.JPG

    Click the downward facing arrow head and Ted's menu will appear, allowing you to configure as required.
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    The switch to change the folder layout option was present in XP too, see below:

    XP Folder options.jpg

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    I'm sorry my drop down box covered the method to change them.

    Change FolderContext.jpg

    See if this helps.

    Note: Oh I see Tinto beat me to the draw while I was typing my reply.
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    Ah, but Ted, your square box is so much neater than my scribbles

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    While this will not replace the vertical 3D type folders with the plain flat folders of XP, you might want another customization tip that provides you with even more control over the folder sizes. If you use a mouse with a scroll wheel, press and hold the 'CTRL' key and scroll your mouse wheel to set more size options than small, medium, and large. You can set the folders to a range of sizes beginning with smaller than the small and larger than the large of the drop down selector.

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    Yes! But, do you ever use it on a regular basis? I used it once, said to myself, hmmm, that's cool, and then promptly never used it again in two years...but it is cool!

    Does that solve it for you hhbkiddo, you just needed to know where the folder view was?
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