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Windows 7: Custom drive icon?

26 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Custom drive icon?

Hi,
under XP, I had my own .reg file and an icon library, so that the drives of the card reader would have nice icons in the explorer. However, adding the info and copying the file does not do the trick in Windows 7... has something changed? What can I do to get my own icons back?

Thanks in advance!

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26 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markstar View Post
Hi,
under XP, I had my own .reg file and an icon library, so that the drives of the card reader would have nice icons in the explorer. However, adding the info and copying the file does not do the trick in Windows 7... has something changed? What can I do to get my own icons back?

Thanks in advance!
markstar

the particular key is in a different location in the win 7 reg file. Maybe someone who has done this knows where.

on a different matter. could you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) so that we know what kind of hardware you have

Ken
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26 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
markstar

the particular key is in a different location in the win 7 reg file. Maybe someone who has done this knows where.
Yes, that would be great!

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on a different matter. could you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) so that we know what kind of hardware you have

Ken
Done.
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26 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Markstar,

You should be able to use the same method below in Windows 7 to change a drive icon to a custom one.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Markstar,

You should be able to use the same method below in Windows 7 to change a drive icon to a custom one.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Awesome - thank you! It appears that my .reg-file was correct (which I already guessed because the icons did change from the default value to the look when there is an image missing (see below).

I know now what the problem was: I used 96*96 for my custom icon library and apparently you have to have 256*256 (wow, that is a quarter of small screens!!! ). So I guess I'll be doing work with IconWorkshop.

Thanks again!


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26 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Markstar.
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