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Windows 7: My C Drive icon

03 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
My C Drive icon

Good day.have very unusual fault.Every couple of weeks my C dive icon changes from the normal one to an icon that has dots.[Image enclosed],Done all anti virus scans malwarebytes super anti spyware trend micro house call spybot.
Cant seemed to conquer the problem.
Running windows 7 fully updated.
Any help here please

Image of icon here....


Thanks in advance.

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03 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello flogit,

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

If not, then you may be able to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change the icon back to the default icon with the path below.

C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll,-36

Drive Icon - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks I did look into your tips,but failed.Tried the ''auto rebuild icon cache''.No luck.Then went on to the option one

Drive Icon - Change quite understand that it was a bit to techy for me,It asked to create new folder and name it autorun.inf got to that then is asked to copy the 'ico' of the drive required to change,Got lost there.
Thanks maybe you can make it a little easier for me.Looking a bit on the black side at the moment.
Would appreciate any further help if possible PLEASE.
many thanks.
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03 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I wouldn't recommend using an autorun.inf file for you C: drive for now. Go ahead and delete it, and also do OPTION TWO along with OPTION THREE still set, then restart the computer to see if that may help.
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03 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry but my registry dont look the same as the images.
Will get back to you later.
Thanks.
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03 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. You'll need to scroll down past the listed file extensions until the alphabetical order starts over before you will see the Classes key. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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04 Aug 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Blink,Many thanks for the info.But sorry to say no luck.
What a pain in the rear this has been,Its not constant fault.Even tried scannow/sfc nothing doing,I'll keep digging later on it looks heavy rain fall here today.
Thanks.

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04 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

As a test, download and merge the .reg file below, and restart the computer to see if it may help restore the default Windows drive icon for drive letter C.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Restore_Default_C_Drive_Icon.reg (366 Bytes, 60 views)
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04 Aug 2012   #9

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Brink,that was brilliant.I don't know how much I can thankyou for that,Now if this does happen again is there any way that I can save that little piece of reg restore.
Thanks very very much,I'm in you debt.
many thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. That's great news. I figured that a mistake may have just been made while doing the tutorial since the .reg file was just OPTION THREE done automatically for this for you.
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