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Change Windows Desktop Icons Into Explorer List View

A lot of us have an habit of throwing files on the desktop for quick access. What happens when the desktop gets cluttered and there is no more space to add files, shortcuts, and applications? One solution is to use Ctrl+ Mouse Wheel method to make icons smaller (read the tip here) but there is another way which is equally (or better) effective. DeskView is a small portable tool that will change the Windows desktop icons into Windows Explorer list view in just one click.

Take a glance at my desktop and note of the cluttered icons. This was before using DeskView.


Now take a look at the screenshot below showing the icons in list view, thus maximizing the desktop area. To revert back to the default icon size, you will have to run DeskView again.


It is one of those small tools which does one thing best and makes us wonder why it was not implemented in Windows 7 by default. Note that we tested it on Windows 7 32-bit only. It also supports previous versions of Windows, including both XP and Vista.

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