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Windows 7: How To Change HDD Icons

23 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How To Change HDD Icons

i have icon packager, but the problem is when i find an icon such as this hdd_mount icons, free icons in Crystal Project

it works but when i set the icon sizes to be viewed as Extra Large it only shows it small because Icon Packager only supports .ico how can i use the HD png format to make it bigger?

i want them to be able to be this big, but with a PNG HD Image



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23 May 2010   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Collin,

This tutorial below can help show you how to change a drive icon to whatever icon that you like. You will need to use a 256x256 pixel .ico files and not a .png file though.

Drive Icon - Change


You can use the free trial version of Axialis IconWorkshop to make it easy to convert the PNG files to ICO files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 May 2010   #3

 

maybe this can help HERE
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23 May 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use My Drive Icon, no installation necessary:

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Leelu Soft: My Drive Icon 1.0


A Guy


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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

i was about to try the Drive Icon for the first time, but when i selected the image an error window came up but its kinda messed up so i cant read it, what the hell?


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24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

the error is "the parameter is incorrect" i used The icon converter to convert the png into an icon but it failed....
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25 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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

This tutorial below can help show you how to change a drive icon to whatever icon that you like. You will need to use a 256x256 pixel .ico files and not a .png file though.

Drive Icon - Change


You can use the free trial version of Axialis IconWorkshop to make it easy to convert the PNG files to ICO files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Nice one Brink.. Thanks.
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25 May 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Collin View Post
i was about to try the Drive Icon for the first time, but when i selected the image an error window came up but its kinda messed up so i cant read it, what the hell?
In your screenshot the choose a drive is not selected, did you get an error when selecting a drive as well? I used it with no issue, changed my icons, and so am unsure why you have the problem

A Guy

P.S. Colin, search here for hard drive, chose the Vista download, that will give you the large ico type:

PNG Factory - Home
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25 May 2010   #9

 

did you run is admin?i know,simple question . I used to use the same software like Guy mention and having no issues either
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25 May 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

solved the problem on my own, the site i get my icons from, u can download in PNG, ICO and some other random ass format. you can also select the image size, so when an icon i want shows up i just select 252x252, download and apply with icon packager. :P

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