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Windows 7: How to Change usb icon to default ?

04 Feb 2017   #1
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to Change usb icon to default ?

Hi all
my usb icon on taskbar notification, as you can see in photo 1 .
How to Change usb icon to default (photo 2 with red arrow pointed to ) ?
(Icon Cache - Rebuild tutorial, sfc /scannow did not help)
Thanks!




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04 Feb 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Have you tried clicking on Customised as shown in your screen shots. When that windows opens look down to the lower LH corner of the screen & you will see "Restore Default Icon Behaviours" click on that & see if that fixes your problem.
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04 Feb 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's the "safely remove hardware" icon and it looks like the default icon to me.

It's not a USB icon. The USB icon should show up in an Explorer window or the Navigation Pane.
How to Change usb icon to default ?-usb-icon.jpg
Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device
How to Enable or Disable Write-Caching for a Storage Device in Windows 7
You might want to reset and clear notification area icons and cache.
How to Reset the Notification Area Icons Cache in Vista, Windows 7
Then you'll need to reconfigure notification area:
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications


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04 Feb 2017   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A little more research shows both versions of the icon in various are stored in hotplug.dll
How to Change usb icon to default ?-hotplug.dll-properties.jpg
Also both icons in various sizes are contained in:

"C:\Windows\System32\DeviceEject.exe"

I am guessing that the version of the icon you will see displayed is related to screen resolution and color bit depth and choice of taskbar icon size.


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05 Feb 2017   #5
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
I am guessing that the version of the icon you will see displayed is related to screen resolution and color bit depth and choice of taskbar icon size
Absolutely right !
Thanks Callender, you did it again
in my case DPI change caused it .
-what program do you use to see versions of the icon in stored in hotplug.dll?
- the DeviceEject.exe is not on "C:\Windows\System32\DeviceEject.exe"
but in C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-pnphotplugui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_e8b787acac120444\DeviceEject.exe
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05 Feb 2017   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I use IconViewer 3.02 x64 Edition

RE: DeviceEject.exe - I guess that your machine uses the WINSXS version. I'm not expert on this. I see the process listed here:

http://www.voodooshield.com/API/GetD...ocessList.aspx
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05 Feb 2017   #7
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Ranger4- unfortunately your advice did not help...
Thanks again Callender-nice app.
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