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Windows 7: Drive Icons

28 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Drive Icons

Hello everyone. Got a question regarding changing the hard drive icons.

I tried using the registry to change my C: drive icon, but it always comes up as Attachment 25740

I tried putting quotes around the path in the registry, I tried moving the icon to somewhere else, I did try restarting too. No luck.

Oh I used this tutorial.

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28 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steve,

Which method did you use, and what was the path that you used for the location?

Also, check to see if you have a hidden autorun.inf file at C: . If you do, then delete it.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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28 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Steve,

Which method did you use, and what was the path that you used for the location?

Also, check to see if you have a hidden autorun.inf file at C: . If you do, then delete it.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
I used the first method, first path I tried was C:\Program Files\Common Files\Icons, second path I tried was C:\, third I tried was C:\Users\Steve\Icons

I do not see any autorun.inf or any inf's for that matter in C: (yes I am able to see hidden stuff)
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28 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Try Method Two to see if it will work for you instead.

Is it a 256x256 pixel .ico file? Go ahead and upload it in a ZIP file, and I'll see if I can get it to work for me to.
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28 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Is it a 256x256 pixel .ico file? Go ahead and upload it in a ZIP file, and I'll see if I can get it to work for me to.
They appear to be, may be wrong. :|

Attachment 25743
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28 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, I tried Method One, and it worked just fine for me instantly. Here's a screenshot to help see what may have went wrong.

Drive Icons-registry.jpg


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28 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

*hits head on desk* Wow I forgot to add the .ico part. Haha.. why wouldn't it recognize it without it? :S

Anyways, thanks Shawn, would never have figured that one out.

Attachment 25746
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28 Aug 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, you're welcome Steve. It just needs the full file name including the file extension to work.
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28 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, you're welcome Steve. It just needs the full file name including the file extension to work.
Hopefully Windows 8 will be able to tell what the user is attempting to do. (lets hope that feature doesn't malfunction, don't need my PC thinking I'm suicidal.. and try to help!)
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28 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

wow... this is cool.... and another + for my own knowledge.... heheh... thanks.. BTW... can i use your icons???? be sure its personal use only.... thanks....
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