How to set default folder view to large icons in Windows 10

Is there any way to make Windows 10 default settings display large icons when opening a file explorer? Yes, you can easily display folders and images as large icons in a few clicks to all the folders and sub-folders.

In this guide, I will show you the step-by-step process of displaying all folders in large icons. You can make the icons view as large icons, small icons, extra large icons, lists, tiles, content, medium icons, and details.

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How to Show All Folder and Images as Large Icons in Windows 10

1. Open My Computer/My PC/File Explorer.

2. At the top of file explorer, you will see the view option. Click on it.

How to set default folder view to large icons in Windows 10

You can see the below image, this is how currently my all the folders, files, images look like in the drive. It is due to the default Windows 10 setting to view icons as details.

How to Show All Folder and Images as Large Icons in Windows 10

3. Now, click on the view icon and then click on large icons to view all the folders, files, and images as large icons. You can select any display icon to view folders and files according to your choice.

4. This is the last step that you must follow to apply the settings to each and every folder of all the local disk drives so that you don’t need to change the view as large icons again and again.

In the view tab, you will see the “options” on the right side. Click on it.

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Now, the folder options window will be open (you can see it in the image below). Click on the View tab and then click on the option “Apply to Folders“.

how to view all the folders as large

Now, it will ask you to apply this settings to every folder view icon. So, click on Yes.

how to see all the icons in my computer as large folders and images

That’s it; now your every folder, file, image, video in the file explorer will appear as large icons, and you don’t need to change the view icon again and again for every folder. This setting makes your work easier, and you can see all the folders as per your choice.


In this post, I have written a step-by-step guide to display all the folders, files, images, and videos as large icons with a single click, and you don’t need to change the folder view again and again for each folder.

Just follow the above steps, and all the folders will be displayed as large icons or as any other icons.

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