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How to Increase or Decrease Space between Items in File Explorer on Windows 11?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

How do I increase or decrease the spacing between items in File Explorer on Windows 11? Windows 11 comes with many features and is updated by Windows. However, many PC users are used to Windows 10, especially with menus and spacing. As a result, some users have a problem with File Explorer spacing. In Windows 11, the distance between items has roughly doubled compared to Windows 10.

In this Gearupwindows article, we provide instructions for increasing and reducing the space between items (compact view) in the file explorer under Windows 11. If you want to restore the classic symbol spacing of the Windows 11 file explorer to a compact view, this post will help .

There are at least two easy ways to increase or decrease the spacing between items in Windows 11’s File Explorer. These are the following:

  1. Using File Explorer
  2. Via file explorer options

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How to increase or decrease the space between items in File Explorer on Windows 11 using File Explorer?

Step 1. Open File Explorer by pressing window + E. Buttons at the same time.

Step 2. Click on “Layout and view options”Menu and select that Compact view Option from the drop-down list.

Once you complete the above steps, the space between the icons in File Explorer will decrease. If you want to increase the spacing between icons in File Explorer, turn that off Compact view Option in the File Explorer menu.

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How can I increase or decrease the space between items in File Explorer on Windows 11 using File Explorer Options?

Step 1. Open File Explorer by pressing window + E. Keys at the same time or in a different way.

Step 2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the File Explorer menu (Show More) and select Options.

Step 3. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the view Tab and clear the “Reduce space between items (compact view)” check box.

Step 4. Click Apply.

Step 5. Click OK.

After following the above steps, the spacing between icons / items in Windows 11’s File Explorer will be increased to the default. If you want to reduce the spacing between elements / symbols in the file explorer, activate the “Reduce spacing between elements (compact view)” check box in the view Tab.

That’s all.

also read: How do I get Windows 10 ′ File Explorer on Windows 11?

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Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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