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Windows 7: USB drive icons in Win Explorer

25 Mar 2013   #1

USB drive icons in Win Explorer

How do I get a custom icon to display for USB ext data drives in WinXP + Win7 ?

I have created "autorun.inf" files + the ICO file.

But the icon only displays on WinXP PC but not Win7 PCs

(I have worked out how to ensure my "USB-labels" show on both WinXP + Win7 PCs (also using inf files) but how to show the icon on any PC alludes me)

Would appreciate any help

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Russell,

It sounds like you're doing the right thing. Double check with OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to see if anything may help with the autorun.inf file. Is the .ico file saved to the root of the USB flash drive?

Drive Icon - Change

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

"It has been reported that on some systems your ".INF" file extension may need to be capitalized in order to work." - and so reports a website I had seen.

You may check on this. (On my system the lowercase .inf itself works.)

Note:Also it will not work on a drive where Autorun is turned off.
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