|16 Sep 2013||#1|
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How do I restore the Seagate Drive Icon for my External Backup Drive?
When I switched my Laptop on yesterday the nice Seagate Icon for my external backup hard drive had vanished but has been replaced by a dull looking generic Windows page icon ? This external backup drive is the K:\ drive on my system.
I surfed google yesterday trying to find some advice on how to restore what was a very attractive Icon ? . . but have been struggling to find any advice I could understand or thought I'd be able to follow ?
On a positive note, I have located the exact file for the disappeared icon on my laptop (its called SeagatePortable.ico) and I have copied it to my desktop temporarily, but, I have no idea how to re-apply this icon to my K:\ drive ?
Whilst surfing, I discovered a simple freeware program called "Drive Icon Changer" so I downloaded this program and tried to use it. It is very easy to use, but, try as I might, I cannot get this programme to interact with my K;\ drive ? . . so I've given up and uninstalled that programme, as, in this instance at least, it clearly does not do what it is supposed to be able to do.
I also saw some advice about going to a DOS prompt (I do not understand what this means or how to do it?) and deleting or editing something called the autorun.inf file - I suspect this type of action would be well beyond my understanding and I'd probably do more harm than good if I attempted to edit this sort of system file and got it wrong !
I've also done a system restore - to a back up point of a couple of days ago (when I know the icon was showing) but this has not made the icon re-appear ?
I've also disconnected the External Drive, switched everything off, and then reconnected and switched it back on again, this hasn’t made any difference.
I've also right clicked on my K Drive and gone to properties where there is a customise tab that has a picture option which reads "Choose a file to show on this folder icon" . . . I've tried using this function but again it has no effect ?
All in all . . I'm totally baffled and a little frustrated . . I had thought this would be a simple little glitch to fix . . . . Any help or advice would be very very much appreciated . .
Thanks in advance
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|16 Sep 2013||#2|
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Also just spotted an obsolete thread on this site where someone suggested:-
"Un-install the driver while the external drive is connected and then rebooted and let windows reinstall - everything should go back to normal when Windows re-discovered the drive".
I don't know if this might cure my problem ? . . but unfortunately I do not know how to uninstall a driver ?
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