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Windows 7: Chaging HDD Icons - Win 7

29 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 x64
Chaging HDD Icons - Win 7


I want to chnage icons tht i get after clicking "My computer", i.e, My HDD and Optical drives...

Now i know this procedure here:
Drive Icon - Change

Now, i knw a backdoor virus named explorer.exe as well, so if i manually create such a folder in registry will it anyway make it easier for any virus/attacker to gain control of my PC easily ??

PS: i have already tried the same on my spare HDD and icons are working great, but i am worried abt security (if its related)

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29 Sep 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Craige, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you are not taking ownership or changing permissions while using the tutorial to change the drive icons, you will not be increasing your vulnerablilty to a virus or malware. It is perfectly safe to do.

Hope this helps,
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29 Sep 2010   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

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29 Sep 2010   #4

7 Ultimate 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
I never heard of this
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29 Sep 2010   #5
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Yeah it is made with simple tools and is simple to use. If you want the some icons ask me or someone to make some.

Direct download link for default language I received.(above)

Direct link for Icons I produced.
Thread it was extracted from below.

Custom Hdd icons help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2010   #6

Win 7 x64

We are sharing icons! lol, lets not get off-topic..

So, i guess then its safe to use the registry tweak i mentioned above, eh....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yep, it's safe as long as you follow it step by step.
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29 Sep 2010   #8
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

There is also a program that does it for you.
It is called "Drive Icon Changer."
Google it, you can find it on CNET.
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