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Windows 7: Drive Icon - Change

15 Nov 2013   #100

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey Tom,

Glad it worked for you.

Yeah, with it being encrypted, Windows most likely wouldn't be able to access/see the autorun.inf for the icon.

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26 Feb 2014   #101

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

I hope this post is not inappropriate !
(Considered using the "software forum" but ... )

In Option #2 step 12 of this tutorial (thread) it is suggested to download IconViewer
I have and would prefer to install "IconViewer" in my preferred location and have access to help according to tables on (IconViewer) Advanced Setup Options

Looks like IconViewer installs itself in default "C:\Program Files" unless a file "unattended.txt" is found

From earlier posts in this thread IconViewer reveals itself as an extra tab on "File Properties" dialog. ?
Is this correct ?

(IconViewer) Advanced Setup Options outlines using an "unattended.txt" file containing special instructions during the install.

I am hesitant in one area.
If "unattended.txt" is located in the same folder as "IconViewer_Setup.exe"
I am unsure of "relative path" vs "absolute path"
Relative path:= in the same folder
Absolute path:= in another folder
** how is this for a crude guess
Two wiki pages were not very forthright with simplicity
Would ...
C:\MyPath\IconViewer3.01-Setup-x86.exe /quiet /u:unattend.txt
... in CMD window install IconViewer subject to settings in "unattended.txt"... or

So the contents of my "unattended.txt" file would be ...
SMNewFolder=IconViewer Help

... not sure if [UserInit] key is required ?

I have not installed "IconViewer" on my PC before so I assume [UserInit] key is unnecessary, if is required make DeleteUserData and DeleteMachineData values "1" ?

Thanks for any advice :)
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26 Feb 2014   #102

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi GreyGhost2 !

IconViewer is just an Explorer Extension, so normally it doesn't matter
where it is installed. You're right, the default place is "C:\Program Files".

I downloaded and installed it without fiddling around with options, and it
works fine on my Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Versions for x64 and x86 available).

If a file contains any icons, an "Icon" tab is automatically added to the
properties window. If you want to save any icon(s) from that file, you
can choose via a normal "Save As" dialog window where you want to
store it.

Hope that helps,
have a nice day

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2014   #103

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thanks Tom :)

Now I understand how it works ... well almost ... until I install and use it !
Thanks again for your help :)
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27 Feb 2014   #104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Always glad if I can give back a little from the help I got from this Forum.

And ofc, it's better to ask first and install later before blowing up the system ...
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22 Aug 2015   #105

Win7U64 upgraded to W10
Yikes, I'm old ...

Greetings all,
Even though I have been doing this for years, and on several platforms, I have now encountered an issue which downright baffles me...
I have successfully utilized the "autorun.inf" option on both internal and external, startup and removable drives - until now...
I have 2 different removables, one is a 16g USB flashdrive and the other is an 8g microSD card... and the 16g seems to work {custom icon} in every other computer it is mounted by - except my laptop.
But my laptop just got "updated" to W10 from Win7U64, and the 16g, when inserted does show the custom icon for about 5 seconds, then reverts to the new flashdrive microsoft generic builtin blah icon.
I have tried "Option 3" {until now never necessary}, and, even tried the same path and together with an "autorun", but same issue... ARRRGH !!!
And the microSD just sits there, mocking me, as the autorun file has NO effect on it's prowess. Now, this "autorun" is working on 2 other microSd, a 4g & 8g, and another USB flash, also4g, just peachy on my laptop, and all other processing mavins I insert them into.
Any ideas ?

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22 Aug 2015   #106

Win7U64 upgraded to W10

Update ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MTOakey View Post
... And the microSD just sits there, mocking me, as the autorun file has NO effect on it's prowess ...
I did try the "delete IconCache.db", which actually made the troublesome microSD 4G finally work all the time on my laptop (already worked everywhere else) but this had no effect on that 16G USB flashdrive.
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22 Aug 2015   #107

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello MTOakey, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

If you haven't already, you might see if deleting the icon and autorun file on the 16GB USB, and start over on the PC it won't show on to see if it may afterwards. It may be a permissions issue if the USB is formatted with NTFS instead of FAT32.
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22 Aug 2015   #108

Win7U64 upgraded to W10

That 16g flashdrive is NTFS, and is "shared" on my laptop with "full control" permissions at all 4 levels, as are all the other drives that work {2 of the others are actually FAT32, the fixed internal drives are NTFS}.

I did try your last suggestion... nothing changed... still no worky. very strange.
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22 Aug 2015   #109

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That is odd that one USB won't show the icon, but will for the others using the same method.

You might see if you may be able to use both Option 2 & 3 to set the icon for the USB on that PC.
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