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Windows 7: Permanent folder icons on external hard drive

23 Oct 2013   #1
Riruka

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Permanent folder icons on external hard drive

Goodevening! I hope you can help me.
I'm not really good with computer stuffs so please bear with me

i just bought an external hd and want to customize the default folders so it will look a little lively. hehe
i know how to change the icon, what i want to learn is how can i retain the icon even if i connect it to different computer, like when im going to copy a file from my friends laptop, cousin's desktop etc etc.
not just one folder, i want to change all of my folder icons.

thank you and good day!


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23 Oct 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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You want ALL folders have the same icon? You also want to change drive icon (icon of root folder)?
Did you make the icon yourself or is it an icon already built-in windows?
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23 Oct 2013   #3
Bongo

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Take a look at this post and see if it will be of any help.

Permanent Custom Folder Icon?

Jerry
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24 Oct 2013   #4
Riruka

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You want ALL folders have the same icon? You also want to change drive icon (icon of root folder)?
Did you make the icon yourself or is it an icon already built-in windows?
nope. not have the SAME icon..
the drive icon? nahh. im okay with my current drive icon.
i didnt make an icon myself, its the icon i download at the internet. mostly .ico

when i plug my external to other laptops/computer, i want my icons to be still intact ...

thanks for the reply.
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24 Oct 2013   #5
Bongo

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If I understand you correctly you have a external hard drive and you want the same icon to show up when you plug it in to any computer laptop or desktop, if so look at Option 1 of this tutorial should do what you want Drive Icon - Change

I have a USB thumb drive I have set up that way no matter what computer I plug it into it has the same icon.

Jerry
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08 Nov 2013   #6
Riruka

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
If I understand you correctly you have a external hard drive and you want the same icon to show up when you plug it in to any computer laptop or desktop, if so look at Option 1 of this tutorial should do what you want Drive Icon - Change

I have a USB thumb drive I have set up that way no matter what computer I plug it into it has the same icon.

Jerry
sorry if you dont understand me very much..
i dont want to change my driver icon.
what i want to change is the folder icons INSIDE the external drive..
i know how to change them, (right click, properties..etc)
my problem is.. when i connect my external into other computers/laptops, the icons are gone. its only showing the blank default folder.
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08 Nov 2013   #7
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

As a test try what I posted in Post #3 Permanent Custom Folder Icon? you will have to move(Ctrl + x) not copy and paste(Ctrl + v) the folder to your external drive, it should work then.

Jerry
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09 Nov 2013   #8
Riruka

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
As a test try what I posted in Post #3 Permanent Custom Folder Icon? you will have to move(Ctrl + x) not copy and paste(Ctrl + v) the folder to your external drive, it should work then.

Jerry
NICE!! it worked. thank you so much! though this is a lot of effort just to brag my icons, lol. more power sevenforums!!
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09 Nov 2013   #9
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Riruka View Post

NICE!! it worked. thank you so much! though this is a lot of effort just to brag my icons, lol. more power sevenforums!!
You're Welcome, it's OK to brag about your icons
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