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Windows 7: is this the best way to change the icon of my hard disk ?

14 Jan 2014   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
is this the best way to change the icon of my hard disk ?

Hi

to change the icon for example for an external hard disk or internal hard disk

is enough to create an Autorun.inf file in the root of the hard disk with this code

Code:
[autorun]
icon=\CustomIcon.ico
and save the customicon.ico file in the root of the hard disk?

any advises are super welcome!

i would like to use png icon but i guess i can't do it

i would like to have a small program that add an icon on the desktop when i plug an external hard disk/usb stick or mount a truectypt container/partition
and have the possibility to customize the icon

thanks!


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14 Jan 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello drugo,

That's one of the easiest ways to change the drive's icon, but you would need to use a .ico file since that is an icon file, and a .png is not.

Drive Icon - Change
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14 Jan 2014   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here is what I use, it all so adds a label:

[autorun]
icon=logo.ico
label=Jerry's LEXAR

Use IcoFX Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives to make your icon from your png.

Icon - Make from Image

And try Desk Drive - Mike Ward for plugging in external hard disk, usb stick to show up on desktop.

Jerry
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14 Jan 2014   #4
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

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

That's one of the easiest ways to change the drive's icon, but you would need to use a .ico file since that is an icon file, and a .png is not.

Drive Icon - Change
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here is what I use, it all so adds a label:

[autorun]
icon=logo.ico
label=Jerry's LEXAR

Use IcoFX Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives to make your icon from your png.

Icon - Make from Image

And try Desk Drive - Mike Ward for plugging in external hard disk, usb stick to show up on desktop.

Jerry

Thanks Brink and Jerry!

for DVD unit should i use a the registry way ?
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