OS 8 Persistent Wide Icon Spacing

I generally use small icons to display my Mac files, choosing the tight grid spacing under Preferences.  Now every time I restart my computer, it returns to wide grid spacing.

Please do not suggest reinstalling OS 8.

By the way, if I  trash the Preferences folder, will a new one appear automatically as it does with applications, or will I have to reinstall it from the system CD?

I find that I can't just install what I like from the system CD.  It always insists on installing all sorts of stuff I don't want and have to throw out.  So I really don't want to have to reinstall.  There must be some easier way.  
lcauvinAsked:
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weedCommented:
Trash your finder preferences within the preferences folder. as far as reinstalling sys 8 youre probably not choosing custom install which is why youre getting all sorts of junk.its probably a bad idea to trash your whole prefs folder as it contains prefs for EvERYTHING...
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lcauvinAuthor Commented:
Seems to have done the trick!

When I install a system, I *always* choose custom installation, but it never listens.  I always get the notepad, the calculator, the puzzle, and tons of other stuff that I didn't check off in the boxes.  I don't understand why.

That will be another question, for later.
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