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Windows 7: Icon not showing

09 Feb 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Icon not showing

Im using the registry to change the drive icons in my computer.

Attached is a screenshot of My Computer. all the icons are fine except for the C Drive. I double checked the path to the icon and its correct.

Using the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultIcon

to change the icon

So why isnt it showing up?

Icon not showing-capture.png




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09 Feb 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lloyd,

Double check with the yellow TIP box in the tutorial below to see if it may be a issue with a "Desktop.ini" file on the C: drive.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Feb 2010   #3
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Nevermind, I found the problem. It was me just having to restart explorer.

But the desktop.ini reminded me. I have like 3 of them on my desktop, named with desktop (2)(3).ini. Can i delete those?
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09 Feb 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's good news.

Sorry, but no you shouldn't delete them. You can only check the Hide protected operating system files box in Folder Options to hide them.
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09 Feb 2010   #5
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well i think most of them got there because...

On my old computer, i had the folder background app, which creates a desktop.ini file in EVERY folder. So when i used Windows Easy Transfer to transfer to my new computer, i think it copied that file too. so are you sure it isnt safe to delete?
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09 Feb 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can delete them safely, but the ones that Windows 7 uses will just be recreated again.
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