Change thumbnail size and file details

You can change the size and appearance of your files and folders by using the Views button located on the toolbar of every open folder.

To change how items appear in a folder

  1. Open the folder that you want to change.

  2. Click the arrow next to the Views button Picture of the Views button on the toolbar.
  3. Click a view or move the slider to change the appearance of your files and folders.

    You can move the slider to a specific view (such as to the Details view), or fine-tune the icon size by moving the slider to any point between Small Icons and Extra Large Icons.

    Picture of the Views menu
    The Views menu

Tips

  • To quickly switch between views, click the Views button Picture of the Views button rather than the arrow next to it. Each time you click, the folder switches to one of these five views:
    • List

    • Details

    • Tiles

    • Content

    • Large Icons

  • When using libraries, you can arrange your files and folders in different ways by using the Arrange by list, as well as by using the Views button. When you make a change using the Arrange by list, and then change the view using the Views button, you can go back to the default view by clicking Clear changes in the Arrange by list.