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Windows 7: Get Original Drive Icon back


01 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 
Get Original Drive Icon back

Hi all,

I used the search function and found a lot about changing icons of folders. I could not find anything about how to get back the original icons.
For some reason one external drive "lost" it's icon and you can see a placeholder only.
I mean it is not the end of the world..... but almost
Any ideas?
Thanks a lot



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01 Jan 2010   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

You might try rebuilding the icon cache. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete IconCache.db. Reboot. This will cause the icon cache to be rebuilt.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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01 Jan 2010   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
You might try rebuilding the icon cache. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete IconCache.db. Reboot. This will cause the icon cache to be rebuilt.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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01 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks a lot. Unfortunately this did not do the trick.
I read that desktop.ini on the external drive could cause an issue.
Any more ideas.
Thanks a lot.
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01 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hanshanshans,

You might be able to manually change the drive icon back to the default one using the tutorial below. Be sure to check for a "desktop.ini" file as described in the yellow TIP box in the tutorial first though.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Brink,

GREAT. Thanks a lot. The desktop.ini was the problem. No I am back to normal.
This forum is really above any expectations. I hope I can give some useful input as well on other topics.
Thanks again
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01 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Hanshanshans. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Just by you asking your own questions, you are also helping someone that has the same problem.
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