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(Solved) - Extended Tiles instead of Tiles View - Windows 7 64bit

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  • Started 1 year ago by Forz
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Forz
Forz
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Few months ago I bought a new laptop and have been customizing the installed Win7 x64. I put my finishing touches by using "Windows 7 Folder Background Changer" found here. But as soon as I launched the application it changed my default folder view from "Tiles", which I have been using for a long time, to a new option "Extended Tiles". This new look is hideous and replaced the "Tiles" option everywhere but some location such as Computer, Libraries, Control Panel etc. I didn't even try to change the background. I've tried the "Uninstall" button in the program to no avail. I've tried resetting Folder Views. I've done a System Restore to before the error occurred. I've restarted the computer. Nothing works. Please help me revert to the old view.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Try the free version of,
http://www.revouninstaller.com.....nload.html
Run it in Advanced mode.

Posted 1 year ago
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Forz
Forz
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Um...the program doesn't actually INSTALL, it just changes the way my folders look and created a folder in C:\Windows (which I deleted) so there is nothing to uninstall. I think the registry has been modified.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Try control panel and reset the options; return to default.

Don't mess with your system, it will end up with manifold problems in the end

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Doing a System Restore to a date before you used this rogue program should fix the registry. If not then you may have to do a system re-install to recover. Deleting the folder that a program is in is not the recommended way to uninstall anything. I would reinstall it. See if there is any way to uninstall it using RevoUninstaller recommended above. Perhaps in the hunter mode. Reading the comments on the web page I notice many folks having problems uninstalling it. You may be facing a reload of the OS to recover.

When installing any little known software it is prudent to take an image backup.

Posted 1 year ago
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Forz
Forz
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"Try control panel and reset the options; return to default."
I already tried it, it doesn't work.

"Deleting the folder that a program is in is not the recommended way to uninstall anything."
Yes but I contacted the Software Creator (Kishan Bagaria) and he said delete the folder C:\W7FBC so I did.

"You may be facing a reload of the OS to recover."
That is the thing I dread the most. I'd have to install ALL my programs again.

"I would reinstall it."
As I already stated, it doesn't install. It's a standalone executable. The changes happen when I run it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Forz
Forz
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Remember how I said that Libraries still had Tiles View? Well, I went to Libraries, went to Organize > Folder and Search Options > View Tab > Apply to Folders. Now all my folders show Tiles view. Thanx for replying!

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