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Windows 7: External Hard Drive name and icon doesn't change

20 Aug 2010   #1
Paxnominus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
External Hard Drive name and icon doesn't change

I have a Toshiba EHD 300GB.. When I first connected it, it had its own unique icon.. I decided to format it and now it's icon is a plain white sheet with little squares .. I've tried doing the procedure in this link (Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums) but it still didn't work. I'd love to show you what it looks like, but I don't know how to paste the image I captured.

I've tried renaming it, but that doesn't help. It doesn't even want to be renamed.

I was thinking if there's any other way we could return that unique icon it had and rename it other than the link I followed above.

My EHD works perfectly. I'm just bothered as to why I can't change the icon and its name. Thanks in advance for your advices..


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20 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Paxnominus,

For Windows 7, you might use these tutorials instead.
Drive Icon - Change

and

Drive - Rename
Double check the item in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial to see if you may have a autorun.inf file on the root of the external drive that needs to be deleted.

If Option One did not work, then be sure to also try Option Two as well.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Aug 2010   #3
Paxnominus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whoa! Man! That was all there is to it? That little autorun.inf file was causing all that? Weeeiiird.. Anyhow, a lot of thanks to you, Shawn.

-Pax
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20 Aug 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome Pax. Yeah, that little autorun.inf file will override the registry.
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29 Jan 2012   #5
felixW

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just registered to thank you, Brink.

Had unzipped a Bluetooth Software Setup from Atheros inside my Backup Disk and the Icon and Name were "BTW" due to the autorun.inf and the BTW.ico. Deleted them and everything's back to normal.

Thank you very much!
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30 Jan 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome Felix, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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