Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode

Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode

Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode: After updating Windows 10 to latest build it’s possible you may notice that certain icons on your PC shows up in Tile View Mode and even though you had set them to icons only view mode before Windows update. It seems like Windows 10 is messing up with how the icons are displayed after the Windows is updated. In short, you have to revert back to old settings and that could be easily done by following this guide.

Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode

The other fix would be to turn off Windows update but that is not possible for Windows 10 Home Edition users and it’s also not advised to turn off Windows update as they provide regular updates in order to fix security vulnerability and other bugs related to Windows. Also, all the updates are mandatory so you have to install all the updates and hence you are only left with the option to restore Folder options settings to default. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode issue in Windows 10 with the below-listed guide.

Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Reset Folder Options to Default Settings

1.Open File Explorer by pressing Windows Key + E.

2.Then click View and select Options.

change folder and search options

3.Now click Restore Defaults in the bottom.

click Restore Defaults in Folder Options

4.Click Apply followed by OK.

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Change the Icon view settings

1.Right-click in the empty area on Desktop and select View.

2.Now from the View context menu select Small, Medium or Large icons.

Change the Icon view settings

3.See if you can get back to your preferred choice, if not then continue.

4.Try these keyboard combinations:

Ctrl + Shift + 1 – Extra Large Icons
Ctrl + Shift + 2 – Large Icons
Ctrl + Shift + 3 – Medium Icons
Ctrl + Shift + 4 – Small Icons
Ctrl + Shift + 5 – List
Ctrl + Shift + 6 – Details
Ctrl + Shift + 7 – Tiles
Ctrl + Shift + 8 – Content

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

This should Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode but if the issue still occurs then follow the next method which would definitely fix the problem.

Method 3: Registry Fix

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

Run command regedit

2.Now press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together to open Task Manager.

3.Now right-click on Explorer.exe and select End Task.

end task of windows explorer

3.Now you should see the Registry Window open, if not press Alt + Tab combination to bring up the Registry Editor.

4.Navigate to the following registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop

5.Make sure Desktop is highlighted in the left window then in the right window double click on LogicalViewMode and Mode.

Under Desktop in HKEY CURRENT USER registry key find LogicalViewMode and Mode

6.Change the value of above properties as shown below and then click OK:

LogicalViewMode:    3
Mode:                           1

Change the value of LogicalViewMode to it's default which is 3

7.Again press Shift + Ctrl + Esc to open Task Manager.

8.In Task Manager window click File > Run new task.

click File then Run new task in Task Manager

9.Type Explorer.exe in the run dialog box and hit OK.

click file then Run new task and type explorer.exe click OK

10.This would again bring back your desktop and would fix the icons issue.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Desktop Icons Changed to Tile View Mode issue but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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