Computer Tiles View Messed Up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Michael Mc, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Michael Mc

    Michael Mc Guest

    Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with the "Computer" folder in Vista. The
    tiles have all messed up... they're supposed to have little funky blue
    free-space indicators on, and they're only supposed to take up a little bit
    of room... but the one's in my Vista Computer folder don't.

    Its hard to explain, so I've done some little screenshots to help...

    This is what its supposed to look like (I took the screenshot when I was
    logged on to another account):

    This is what I have, for some unknown reason:

    And, when selected the tiles are stretched out all the way accross the width
    of the window:

    Anyone know how to get it back to the way it should be? It's really
    annoying, I have to scroll to get to some of the stuff at the bottom when it
    used to fit all into one view... and I don't get the cool blue bar thing
    either. :S

    Thanks :)
    Michael Mc, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. Looks like the 'Extended Tile' view that's available to the Sync Center
    somehow got applied to your 'Computer' folder.

    It's tied up with your saved folder views now, so the quick fix is to delete
    all saved views. To do this:

    Close all folders.

    Start Search -> regedit<enter>

    Navigate to:


    and delete the two subkeys named 'BagMRU' & 'Bags'

    Log off & back on before opening any folders.

    If you've worked long & hard on your folder views and don't want to lose
    them all, Let me know & I'll post a more surgical solution.
    Keith Miller MVP, Apr 11, 2007
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  3. Michael Mc

    Michael Mc Guest

    Hey, thanks! It worked! :)

    You've no idea how long that's been bugging me.

    Thank you :D

    Michael Mc, Apr 16, 2007
  4. You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback.

    Good Luck,

    Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

    Keith Miller MVP, Apr 16, 2007
  5. Michael Mc

    Michael Mc Guest

    Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was away from my computer for a bit.

    Anyway, thanks again... it was driving me up the wall.

    Enjoy the sunshine :)

    Michael Mc, Apr 16, 2007
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