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Windows 7: How to change icon for external storage

28 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How to change icon for external storage

Hi guys, I have a 2TB external storage (AC power source).

Usually I click properties, then customise, but there doesnt seem to be a "Change Icon" option.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance.

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28 Apr 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

Drive Icon - Change

one way of doing it is to have two files in the root folder of your drive.

1 - a file called Autorun.inf containing the following:

2 - the actual icon itself, in this case called Icon1.ico

i've attached mine as an example, i've had to zip them up as i can't seem to upload the files as they are, due to their extensions.

How to change icon for external storage-buff.png

if you use your own custom icon, you'll need to modify the autorun.ico file so it contains the same name as your icon (- or rename your icon, so it matches the filename in autorun.ico)

i hope that's not too confusing :)

do post back if you need more help.

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28 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hi Samgold

I recently found this little app which runs great on windows 7 and will change your icons in a few clicks.
Another option to consider.Download My Drive Icon 1.0 Free - A quick and safety way to customize the drives icons - Softpedia

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28 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Oh wow thanks, that App worked like a dream!, thks Danny, appreciate ur help.
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