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Windows 7: Change Drive Icon sizes in Explorer


08 Mar 2010   #1

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Change Drive Icon sizes in Explorer

Hi Guys

I have 8 hard drives, plus DVD and USB and I run at 1600x1200 on a 21" monitor. In Explorer I want to be able to see and differentiate drives at a glance. I can assign new icons but frustratingly I cannot change the size. I would like to make the drive icons one size bigger - does anyone know if this can be done?

Brian


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08 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi dostm,

Click the button in the explorer bar (red bordered in pic 1) and then move the slider upward ( as in pic 2) upto the extent you like.

Hope it helps


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09 Mar 2010   #3

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Hi Arc

Sorry but no. That slider has no effect whatsoever on the hard drive icons which are in the left hand side pane

Brian
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09 Mar 2010   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Easy, open up notepad put the following code in:

Code:
[autorun]
icon = /icon.ico
Save it as Autorun.inf
and make sure where it says 'save as file type' change it to * All Files.

Put you icon on the same drive, and name it icon.ico

Restart your PC, and it should have the icon you put on the drive.
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09 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

Hi Uber

I already have that thanks to Microangelo. Problem is Explorer displays any drive icon as 16x16 whereas I want it to be 32x32

Brian
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09 Mar 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

I can remember when it was XP, once I enlarged them; not with any system tweak, but applying a program called FinderXer. Dont know if it warks with 7 or not
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