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Windows 7: USB drive icon missing

02 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
USB drive icon missing

Just got a 32gb sandisk usb. I formatted it as NTFS as I want to move large files about. I put an icon on there and it worked but now it won't show up.



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02 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mkr10001,

You might see if OPTION ONE in the tutorial below may help to restore your custom icon for the USB drive.

Drive Icon - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Cheers, that worked....for now

I'll try again in a bit to see if it's stuck this time
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02 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news. Please keep us posted.
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03 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

OK It was ok plugged in at work today, then was ok when i got back home. had it in, unplugged it. put it back in later and now it's doing it again
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03 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hmm, ok.

Did it's drive letter change by chance?

See if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

If not, then you might see if also doing OPTION THREE in the same tutorial below may keep the icon there. You will most likely not be able to use this one at work though.

Drive Icon - Change
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03 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I'll try that and report back
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03 Apr 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here is something you can do, put your icon in .ico format named logo.ico and a AUTORUN.INF in your USB drive and no matter what computer you hook it to you will always have the same icon, that's how I do it.
Here are two screenshots 1 showing the AUTORUN.INF text where it says label you can add a name there to, the other is showing the icon and the AUTORUN.INF in the drive. I have attached a AUTORUN.INF in the zip folder below if you would like to use it.
Jerry
USB drive icon missing-autorun.inf-notepad.pngUSB drive icon missing-jerry-s-diskgo-f-.png


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03 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here is something you can do, put your icon in .ico format named logo.ico and a AUTORUN.INF in your USB drive and no matter what computer you hook it to you will always have the same icon, that's how I do it.
Here are two screenshots 1 showing the AUTORUN.INF text where it says label you can add a name there to, the other is showing the icon and the AUTORUN.INF in the drive. I have attached a AUTORUN.INF in the zip folder below if you would like to use it.
Jerry
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Hello Jerry,

LOL, same as above.

USB drive icon missing
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03 Apr 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here is something you can do, put your icon in .ico format named logo.ico and a AUTORUN.INF in your USB drive and no matter what computer you hook it to you will always have the same icon, that's how I do it.
Here are two screenshots 1 showing the AUTORUN.INF text where it says label you can add a name there to, the other is showing the icon and the AUTORUN.INF in the drive. I have attached a AUTORUN.INF in the zip folder below if you would like to use it.
Jerry
Attachment 205622Attachment 205623
Hello Jerry,

LOL, same as above.

USB drive icon missing
Now I will click on your links 1st before replying
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