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Hi guys, Am running Windows XP with SP2 ona Dell Dimension 3 Ghz system. Many of my screen icons will only now display like "tiles" rather than as proper icon. I have a file called icons for all the nice icons I like to use but even when I access this directory via Windows Explorer I still (mostly; not exclusively) get a "tile" view rather than the full colour picture icon. Any ideas would be welcomed. Thanks Mike Owen

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You might right click on the desktop, and see what your properties look like..

also, control panel, then display will provide some options, for large and small fonts, right?

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