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How to Partition a Hard Drive

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How to partition a hard drive

Disk partitioning is primarily the process of disk segregation. It is quite helpful while keeping your data in a well-ordered manner. So, you would want to know how to partition a hard drive?

This article will tell you the processes required for partitioning hard drive in Windows 7. So, let’s get started:

What is Disk partitioning?

According to Wikipedia,
Disk partitioning is the creation of one or more regions of a hard disk or other secondary storage so that an operating system can manage information in each region separately.”

How to partition a hard drive?

How to partition a hard drive in Windows 7?


Step #1: As the initial step, all you require is to click on the start button and type “computer management”.

Alternatively, you can also open the “Computer Management” window by right-clicking on the “my computer” icon which is usually located on the desktop.

Once you have right clicked on the “My Computer” icon, you will see a menu in which you will have to locate for the “Manage” option.

Once you’ve managed to find that option all you have to do is to click on it. This will result in a “Computer Management” window in your screen.

You can also jump straight to the “Disk Management” window just by typing “diskmgmt.msc” at the run (Windows + R) section. This shortcut can help you skip going through the “Computer Management” window.

Step #2: As the very next step, you have to navigate down to the option “Disk Management” which will be located at the extreme left pane of the “Computer Management” window.  Clicking on it will show you the existing state of the partition of your hard drive.

Step #3: In the disk management window you will see your existing partition along with its details. Now, in this step, you will have to re-size a disk to make some space for the new partition. So, make sure to select that disk which has some free space.

You will also see a partition which may be named as “System Reserved.” We recommend not selecting this disk as you may end up ruining your system configuration or whole of the operating system also. So, beware.

To proceed further, you have to right click on the selected disk from which you want to take up some space for the new partition. By right clicking on the disk, you will see a menu. You have to locate for the “shrink volume” option and have to click on it.

Step #4: After successfully completing step #3, you will see a window with some details and fields about the disk space. In this step, you are required to tell the system how much space do you want for your new partition. The window will also show you the available free space in your selected disk.

The disk space is to be entered in MB. So, make sure to calculate the space well before entering it. Just to make sure that you enter the right details we will tell you that 1 GB of memory is equivalent to 1024 MB.

Once you have done the required, all that you have to do is to click on “Shrink” option positioned adjacent to the cancel option at the bottom right corner of the window.

Step #5: Executing the previous step correctly will result in a new unallocated partition in your disk management window. Now, you have to right click on the unallocated partition and select the new Simple Volume option.

Step #6: Step #5 will result in a new simple volume wizard pop up. This is where you have to click on the “Next” button to continue to the next part of the disk partition.

Step #7: Now in this step, you will have to allocate the memory to your partition. Make sure to enter the memory space less than or equal to the available memory size. You cannot allocate more memory to the partition than the maximum available memory space.

Once you have done the required, all that you have to do is to click on the “Next” button,

Step #8: Now, you are required to assign a letter for the navigation and identity purposes to the newly made drive. Once you have assigned the required, you just have to click on the “next” button to proceed to the next step.

Step #9: In this step, you will have to play with the settings of the newly made drive. This includes the following settings:

You have to click on the “Format this volume with the following settings” option. After that, for the “File System”, you have to select NTFS and next to the “Allocation Unit Size” you have to select Default. In the Volume Label section, you can give any name you wish for your drive.

Along with the above-mentioned settings, you are also required to check in at the “Perform a quick format” checkbox.

Once you are done with the above mentioned, you can now click on the “Next” button.

Step #10: As the final step, the previous step will result in a new pop-up window which will have the settings and details about your newly made disk.

You can have a look at it, and once you are done, all you require is to click on the “Finish” button to complete the process of partitioning a hard drive in Windows 7.

Apart from this method, you can make use of third party software’s or tools for partitioning a hard drive. There are plethoras of such software’s available on the internet.

Alternatively, you can also consider partitioning your hard drive at the time of installation of the operating system on your computer. This is the most appropriate time to partition a hard drive.

With this, we have reached the end of this article on “partitioning hard drive”. We hope that we made the processes clear enough to make it easy for you.

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How To Locate, Edit Hosts File In Windows 7

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Vienna (CodeName), popular in the computer world by the name of the Windows 7 operating system, is manufactured by the technology giant Microsoft and has many programs and features. One such feature embedded deep within the Windows OS is the windows hosts file. If you don’t know the installed version of Windows, here is how to determine Windows version.

Now while the name may sound big and techy, the fact of the matter is that the concept of host file was in existence long before the evolution of this modern era INTERNET; and remains in use to date.

It is necessary to understand the concept of Hosts Files because it might be a backdoor entry for the high jackers or malicious software since this file can be easily modified. These malicious software’s are generally used to redirect the traffic to a not so intended to visit the website. Also, we can easily eradicate the problem by just deleting those redirected entries from the windows hosts file.

Moreover, we can easily block any website which we do not want to open in our system. So, knowing the concept of hosts files has it’s perks. Additionally, you can easily boast around your friends by blocking any website in their system. Ain’t it great?

So, let’s dig a little deeper into this and explore the concept of the windows hosts file.

What Is A Hosts File?

The Hosts File is a plain text file used by an operating system in order to map Hostnames to IP Addresses. In simpler words, a Hosts file defines the relationship between Domain names and IP addresses, that is which domain name is linked to which IP address.

The host’s file is in existence from the time of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), the predecessor of the INTERNET. The host’s file is like an address book or a directory.

What Purpose Hosts Files are Used For?

The Hosts File system facilitates the user by serving the facility of translating human-friendly hostnames like www.google.com into numeric type addresses, commonly known as IP addresses.

Hosts files can be used for blocking unwanted ads, 3rd party cookies, and hijackers. This can be easily accomplished by blocking those connections that serve as the source for the same.

How To Locate Hosts File?

In order to locate the Hosts File in Windows 7, simply follow the following easy going steps:

Step 1 : Click on Start -> Type Notepad -> Right-click on the Notepad shortcut  -> Click on Run as Administrator.

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Step 2: Once Notepad is opened, click on file ->  open  -> then browse to the mentioned location, that is C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

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Step 3: In order to get the desired hosts file, do not forget to change the option of text documents (*.txt) to All Files (*.*) positioned at extreme right corner (bottom)

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Step 4: Finally, Double click the file named hosts in order to open it and whoa, you made it.

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Alternative Method

Type in the following command in RUN (Windows + R).

notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

How to edit hosts file?

In order to edit the hosts file, just follow till 3rd step as mentioned above after that do the following:

Step 1: Copy the host’s file and paste it somewhere else and make the changes you want to make in the copied file only.[Recommended and Important]

Step 2: After making the desired changes, replace it back in the C :\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder.

How to block websites by editing hosts file?

If you want to block certain websites then you can easily attain that milestone by editing your host’s file.

For instance here, we have taken the example of www.myexamplesite.com.
Just add the following line in the host’s file replacing www.myexamplesite.com to your desired site name. 127.0.0.1 www.myexamplesite.com

you can block as many sites as you want just by adding them in the host’s file in the mentioned manner.

How does it work?

(127.0.0.1) This IP address is the universal IP address that is assigned to the localhost of the user ’s computer.

When the user will navigate to www.myexamplesite.com through a web browser, the computer will try to connect to itself because 127.0.0.1 is the IP address of the machine’s localhost and the machine probably would not find a web server running on itself ultimately resulting in failure and this way the blocked website will not open in the system.

Disclaimer: You might end up losing the original hosts file. So, better be careful.
Administrator rights of the system are required to do the needful. So, make sure that you have the administrative rights of the system.
Always back up the files before experimenting.

We hope that this article will definitely add some worthwhile value to your knowledge base and if you have any doubts or queries regarding windows 7 host files, do let us know through the comment section down below and stay tuned for more such How To’s. If your windows 7 PC is taking time in the startup process, you should minimize the startup program. Here is how to change startup Programs in Windows 7.

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How to Kill Process in Windows 7

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Many a time you would want to kill a process or a task that is not responding or has frozen. If you want to do so in windows 7 then you either require Task manager or command prompt.

So, in this article, we will tell you how to kill  process in Windows 7? either by using command prompt or task manager. Also, take a look at speeding up the Windows 7 process for better performance. So, let’s get started:

How to kill process in Windows 7?

Method 1: Using Task manager.

Step #1: As the first step you are required to open the task manager. In order to do so, you can either type of task manager at the start section. This will end up in results like “View running processes with Task Manager” and this is what we require. Make sure to click on it.

Alternatively, you can also make use of the keyboard shortcut key which includes pressing “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” simultaneously. Moreover, there is one other way with which you can open task manager and that goes as right-click on the taskbar and navigate for the option as “Start Task Manager”. Once found, you are now required to click on it in order to proceed further for the next step.

Step #2: Now, we assume that you just have followed the previous instruction and you now have the Task manager window opened in your screen. So, let’s move further. In this step, you are required to navigate for the “processes” tab. The “Processes” tab is usually positioned next to the “Applications” tab. Once you have found the “Processes” tab then you need to make a click on it.

Once you have done the required then you will have the list of processes that are currently running on your system. The list also includes the details about how much system resources the processes are using individually.

Now, the real work starts here. Though it’s a really easy one be cautious because you might end up killing a system process that can harm your system in some way or the other. So, be careful.

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So, in order to kill a process in Windows 7, all that you have to do is to select the process which you want to kill by clicking on it. The next you require is to click on the “End Process” button which is positioned at the right bottom corner of the window.

Moreover, the Task manager also facilitates the user by the facility of viewing the processes from all users. If you want to see those then you are required to click on the “Show Processes from all users”. This will open up the processes from all the users of your system. You can certainly give it a try as it will reveal more details about the processes.

Method 2: Using Command Prompt

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This method has two sections. The first one includes viewing and identifying the problematic process with the help of Task Manager and the second one requires command prompt to kill the same. So, let’s get started with this method.

Identifying the Problematic Processes using Task Manager.

Step #1: In this step, you are required to open the task manager. In order to do so, you can either type task manager at the start section or you can also make use of the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” or you can open the task manager from the taskbar.

Step #2: Now if you have your Task manager open in front of you then you now have to navigate for the “Processes” tab. Once you have done the needful then you are required to look for the problematic processes and identify them. You need to take a note for the same in your mind because we will be requiring the name in the next section. If you have done the mentioned then you are all set to move to the next section.

Using Command Prompt to kill the process.

Since now you might be using Task manager only to kill the processes but it is not that efficient as the command prompt. You might have noticed that many times the task manager is not able to kill a frozen process. This is exactly where you should consider using the command prompt.

Step #1: Now if you have followed the steps from the previous section carefully then in this step, you have to open a command prompt. You can do so by either typing “command prompt” at the start section or “cmd” at the Run (Windows + R) section. This will open the command prompt for you.

Remember that the cmd should have administrator rights to kill the process. So, you can do so by choosing the option “Run as administrator” while opening up the command prompt.

Step #2: Now, we assume that you have the command prompt with administrative rights opened up in your screen. Now you are required to type the following command “taskkill /f /im” without quotes in the command prompt. Now once you have typed this command then you need to type the name of the problematic process which you have identified in the first section of this method with space.

So, it would look something like this taskkill /f /im “Chrome.exe”. Here Chrome.exe is the problematic process. Now, if you have typed all well then you now have to press enter.

Now, the moment you hit enters you will see messages like “…. Has been terminated”. This marks that you have killed the process and this is exactly what you require.

This marks the end of this article on “How to kill process in Windows 7? We hope that this article has helped you in your quest about killing a process in Windows 7. If it has helped you in any way then do spread the words by giving it social flares and sharing it with your peers. There are some programs that create problems in your computer. To determine the corrupted program, you can boot your computer in Safe mode. Here is how to start windows 7 computer in Safe Mode. Once you found the program, you can simply remove the program.

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How to Remove Programs in Windows 7?

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Want to remove an annoying application or an application which is taking too much of your system storage or whatever might be the case. The bottom line is that do you want to know How to uninstall an app or program in Windows or How to uninstall program on Windows? if yes, then you are indeed at the right place.

In this article, we will make you aware of the inbuilt windows feature and the third party software which will ultimately help you know how to remove programs in Windows 7? So, let’s get started:

How to remove programs in Windows 7?

Method 1:

Step #1: Windows has an inbuilt feature which lets you remove or uninstall programs in Windows 7. So, this very first step marks the beginning of the procedures required for the same.

So, in order to get started, you will have to navigate to the start section of the Windows 7 and make a click on it. This will open the start menu for you from which you are required to locate the control panel option. In order to make things easier for you, the control panel option is usually found in the right pane of the start menu.

How to Remove Programs in Windows 7

Once you have found the control panel then obviously you have to click on it. This will open the control panel window for you. Now, you can easily go to the next steps for further instructions.

Step #2: Now, as of now, you will have the control panel window in front of you. Based on your personalized view, you might have any of the three views. So, by default, you will have the following window. If you are having this window then you need to make a click on the “Uninstall a program” option which is placed under the “Programs” header.

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However, if you have changed your view settings to “large icons” or “small icons” then you will have to search for “Programs and features” option and make a click on it. The outcome of this will be the same as the previous one.

Step #3: After you have successfully completed step #2, you will have the list of all of your installed programs in front of you. Now, in this step, you will have to look for the program which you want to uninstall.

Let’s say, for instance, we want to remove the utorrent application for the system. So, all that we require doing is to select the program by clicking on it. After this, you need to click on the uninstall option positioned as shown.

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After this, you will get a usual prompt which will ask you to provide the permissions to uninstall the application from your system.  Just after you have granted the required, you will see the normal rituals you need to perform while uninstalling an application. You need to perform those just by following the onscreen instructions.

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Within a while, once you are done with all these, you will have the program removed from your system.

Method 2:

This method involves a third party application named Iobit uninstaller. Though there are many such applications out there I found this tool quite useful and impactful. So, first of all, you will have to download the Iobit uninstaller application on your system.

Step #1: First of all, you will have to download the application on your system. You can either make a Google search or else you can download it from here.

Step #2: Now, once you have downloaded the application then you now need to launch that application. After you have opened the Iobit uninstaller, you will see the list of all your installed programs.

So, now you are required to look for those programs which you want to remove. This uninstaller allows you to batch uninstall a handful of programs at once. So, if you want to make use of that then you can do that as well.

So, in order to install a single application, you need to select that application by clicking over it and then either click on the uninstall button at the bottom or go with the bin icon in front of the program itself.

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Step #3: Now, after hitting the uninstall button, you will be prompted to confirm your action. The prompt will look somewhat like this. You need to make a click on the “Uninstall” button in order to proceed forward.

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Additionally, if you don’t want to make space for any mishappenings then this tool also provides a facility to create a restore point before uninstalling. So, just in case if any blunder happens you can always restore it to the previous point.

Step #4: Now, after step #3 the usually uninstall wizard of the application will open up and you are now required to follow the onscreen instructions to reach up to the final steps.

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Step #5: As the final step, if you wish, you can run the powerful scan option. This powerful scan searches the system against the leftovers of the program which you have just uninstalled which is no longer required. Since those files are primarily considered as junk so, it is recommended that you should run this wizard.

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After the scanning, you will be provided with the leftover files and you can now delete those. Just in case, if you do not want to delete some specific files then you can always uncheck such files and delete the rest.

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This way, you will have your program uninstalled using a third-party uninstaller.

So, this was all about How to Remove Programs in Windows 7? We hope that after going through this very article, you must be able to do the desired work.

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How to Delete Folders on Computer?

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If we talk about the history of mankind, I feel it wouldn’t be inapt to say that the computer is the most important invention witnessed to date. The importance of organizing cannot be overlooked, be it any aspect of life. To know that How to delete folders on computer, in order to add that extra storage capacity, is vital.

A folder is, basically, a virtual location where programs, files, and other folders can be located. Not only do folders hold files, but they also can hold other folders. A folder within a folder is, normally, called a subfolder. In crux, a folder is a way to organize computer files.

It can be really inconvenient for one, in case he or she, runs out of storage space on a computer. If not organized properly, juggling with a lot of applications can prove to be a daunting task. It even slows down the functioning of the Windows. So, in order to manage space, let’s have a look at How to delete folders in Windows:

How to Delete a Computer File or Folder in Windows Explorer

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You can clear up the clutter on your computer by deleting all the unnecessary folders that are no longer required. Let’s have a look at how you can delete a computer file or folder:

  1. Locate the file or folder- The first step is to locate the file or folder, you wish to delete. To do so, right-click on Start and choose Open Windows Explorer and then browse to locate the file you want to delete.
  2. Choose Delete- Just right-click the file or folder that you want to delete and then choose Delete. You will see that the Delete File dialog box appears.
  3. Final Step- Simply, click Yes to delete the file. You can even press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Your file, basically, goes to the recycle bin after this. You can restore or retrieve it, at any time you feel like.

How to Delete Folders on Computer Permanently?

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When you delete a file in Windows, the file isn’t “deleted” as such. Instead, Windows simply marks the space it occupies on the hard drive as “empty” so that it can be used to store something else.

In case you want to securely delete files stored on your hard drive, you need to use tools. A number of tools are available in this regard. Let’s give a glance at some of the best picks.

Eraser

The most trendy and popular tools id Eraser. It is a free and easy-to-use solution that works with nearly every version of Windows. Let’s have a look at the step-by-step process:

  1. Download the free Eraser tool. Once installed, it integrates nicely into Windows.
  2. Navigate to the files or folders that you want to securely erase.
  3. Just right-click on the files and you will see that an Eraser menu will appear.
  4. Highlight and click on Erase in the Eraser menu.
  5. Eraser automatically starts functioning.
  6. Once the task is complete, you will receive a notification regarding the same in the popup window.

The cherry on the cake is that it comes with a host of advanced settings, by which you can even schedule and automatize the secure deletion tasks.

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CCleaner

It is a multi-function tool that is trusted by millions and a favorite pick of most of the people. It is a convenient way to clean that unneeded files. It can be a bit confusing, for the initial users, so let’s have a look at the process once:

  1. Install CCleaner on your Desktop.
  2. Run the application by double-clicking on the program icon.
  3. You will see CCleaner has four sections in the left-hand sidebar, namely:
  4. Cleaner
  5. Registry
  6. Tools
  7. Options
  8. After this, you will be confronted with several checkboxes. You can check or uncheck these boxes to keep or remove any item from the cleaning process.
  9. Now, simply click on the “Run Cleaner” button, to initiate the process.

The best part of this tool is that it has an inbuilt registry cleaner that finds and fixes all the registry errors.

How to Restore Folders on Computer?

So now that you have learned how to delete the files on the computer you may be wondering what to do if you might have accidentally deleted something that was important to you. Well we have a solution for that as well as we will teach you how to restore folders on computer

Recovering Deleted Files

It usually happens a lot of times that a person deletes the file and realizes its need later on. How to restore folders in Windows is comparatively easier, in case the file is not permanently deleted. You can always restore it through the following ways:

 Recover deleted files from the recycle bin

Just go to the Recycle bin and right-click the file or folder and choose Restore. Windows restores the file to wherever it was when you deleted it.

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Recover from Cloud Storage Version

You can even check the cloud storage version of the Recycle Bin. In case your file was stored in a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive, just log into your account on the service’s website and check your trash there.

Recover files from your backups

The Window comes with various built-in backup tools. Check them, maybe, you find a backup copy of the file you are searching for.

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Recovery Software’s

In case all these measures fail, you are only left with one option, and it is to find the right file recovery program. A lot of freeware options are available to you want to know how to Recover Permanently Deleted Folders:

  1. Undelete Plus– It comes with advanced filtering options and is one of the most user- friendly techniques. It is an effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files or files removed from the Recycle Bin.
  2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard- It can recover deleted files from the hard drive. The best part is that it can be applied to many data loss situations, like format recovery, virus attack, system crash, raw hard drive and more.

In extreme cases, if the situation demands you can even hire a professional.

Conclusion

How to delete folders on computer is not that tough a task, as it seems to be. Windows have a lot of backup solutions to protect its users against accidental deletion of important files. You can always restore the files; anytime you wish to.

Do perform regular back-ups, in order to ease out the process at a later stage. So, adopt the method of deletion and keep your computer free of all the junk.

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How to Make Desktop Icons Smaller?

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Icons are the small graphical user interface on a desktop. These are basically the shortcut icons of the programs and software on your computer.

When you install new software on your system, a shortcut to these software gets created on your desktop. And when you double click this icon, that software gets launched/opened.

This is a basic introduction to icons! But why I’m telling you this when the core purpose of this article is to learn how to make desktop icons smaller?? Well, that’s because we believe in providing in-depth knowledge.

We will definitely tell you how to change desktop icon size and how to make icons smaller but along with that, we will also tell you how can you make desktop icons missing and make them reappear.

Playing with desktop icons is extremely easy. You can easily change desktop icon size, make them go disappear from the desktop and you can easily show them back!

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You might wonder what’s the need to change the size of desktop icons. Um, you are asking this means probably you have not formatted your computer ever or you haven’t installed windows on your computer by yourself.

After the installation of windows, the desktop icons come in a larger size by default. Oftentimes, we don’t like seeing large icons on the desktop and we prefer keeping them small to free up some space for other icons and to not make our desktop look overstuffed.

If you are thinking that its a time taking a procedure, then you are wrong! Changing the desktop icon size in all won’t take more than 2 minutes of yours.

Depending upon the operating system you have, the method to change the size of icons on the desktop may slightly differ.

How to Make Desktop Icons Smaller:

The below guide is compiled in a way that you get to learn how to make desktop icons bigger and smaller in multiple windows including windows XP, 7, 8, Vista and Windows 10.

You can follow the steps according to the operating system you have and tweak desktop icon size the way you wish to. Let’s start our guide from windows XP

#Windows XP:

If you have not upgraded your windows yet, and you are still using Windows XP, this module of the guide is dedicated to you. Here’s how to resize desktop icons on Windows XP.

Go to your windows desktop, and right-click on the empty area and go to Properties. Similar to the below screenshot.

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Now in the Display Properties window, go to the Appearance tab and click on the Advanced options. A screenshot for the same is given below if you find it difficult to locate the options.

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In the Advanced Appearance dialogue box, select Icon from the drop-down menu under “Item” and select the icon size of your choice. You can make it up to 72. Once you are done selecting the size, click on Ok and the icon size would be updated.

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#Windows 7, 8 and Windows Vista:

Now coming to one of the wildly used operating systems i.e windows 7. In this section of the tutorial, I’ll tell you how to resize desktop icon size on windows vista and windows 7.

In both the windows, the method of customizing icon size is identical. So here are the exact steps you need to follow.

On your desktop, right-click on an empty area. Now in the options menu, hover your cursor over the first option i.e. View, a new sub-contextual menu will open up.

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Now you can select between Large icons, Medium icons, or Small icons as per your need. But this method has a drawback that it limits you to only three default sizes.

But, if you want to have more control over the size, you can try this alternate method. This method is even simpler and gives you access to the custom size.

Just select any icon on your desktop, press the control key and scroll the mouse wheel up and down to resize the desktop icon. With the moment of your mouse wheel, the icon size starts to move, you can set it according to your choice.

If you are still not satisfied with both these methods and you want something more, we have an alternate method for you too.

Just right-click on an empty space on your desktop, like we have been doing in every method and choose Personalize. Now in the new dialog box, choose the Windows Color and Appearance on the list, and click the last link Open classic appearance properties for more color options.

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A new window like the above picture appears. Click on Advanced, Under Item chooses Icon, Set the size as per your liking, hit OK and again hit OK on the second dialog and complete the procedure. This method is similar to what we did in Windows XP.

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#Windows 10:

There is nothing different in changing the windows icon size in windows 10 from changing it on windows 7, Vista or XP. All the simple three steps are needed to be followed.

Right-click on the empty area on your desktop, hover the cursor over View, select the icon size Small medium or large as per your suitability.

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You can also use the Ctrl+mosue wheel role to adjust the o\icon size as this key combination is applicable on windows 10 also.

#Mac OS:

Changing icon size on mac OS is a little different from the windows. Although, it easy on mac too!

To change desktop icon size on mac, right-click on any empty area on the desktop, select Show View Options in the contextual menu appeared.

In the Desktop dialog box, adjust the slider under Icon Size and set it to the desired icon size.

That’s it for the guide. Still, have any doubt on how to make desktop icons smaller?? I believe it’s a NO!!

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