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Windows 7: Drive Icon - Change

09 Mar 2011   #50
Spirit Wolfe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 and ASUS ExpressGate
 
 

I am not a "newbie" to registry hacks. I use UltraEdit as my "ultimate" text editor and UltraCompare for checking files that are the same. But I seem to have a hard time CREATING my own .reg entries. Brink, could you please upload a ZIPped .reg file so that I can edit it with the types of ICONS that I want to use so I can understand how this works better. Every time I seem to export certain segments of my registry to use later if (and when my system decides to "tank" again I can just merge the file with my new registry. Thanks. Since this is first (I think) post I would like to say that I really enjoy the vast information that this site and your knowledge has enlightened me and helped me in my endeavors.

Incidentally, I will get A LOT of use out of that Icon "Tab" program that you suggested...

What is the best program to use for Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate) to automate the process where it will pull out ALL of the icons, including the PNG icons (256x256x32).


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09 Mar 2011   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spirit Wolfe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure if the REG file will help much since it will look different than what you type, but here's an example based on using OPTION THREE. If you follow that option step by step and use step 9 for your custom icon, then it should work out ok. If not, then please let me know. I'll be happy to help.


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File Type: reg Example.reg (396 Bytes, 189 views)
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24 Aug 2011   #52
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

Hello Brink,

I have 3 partitions on my HDD and i will be using Option 3, the manual registry thing.
So now do i have to create new keys for each partition and then create new subkey Defaulticon for all?
Ex: one key for C, one for D, one for E Partitons?

Also, is it the same procedure for my optical drives & virtual drive?

I would also like if you could suggest sum more safe software tht could change automatically, as the one mentioned here doesnt create desktop/start menu shorcuts.

PS: Using x64bits
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24 Aug 2011   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zinbart,

Yes, you would need to create a different drive letter subkey under DefaultIcons in step 6 Option Three for each drive letter that you wanted to change the drive icon for.

You could manually create shortcuts of the drives on the desktop and Start Menu if you like without 3rd party software.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Nov 2011   #54
JennB213

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Thank YOU !!

Hi Shawn,

Well, I finally found this Tutorial ...
I searched within Seven Forums and never did find it.
I used "Google" and found the Tutorial there.

I so Thank YOU, I now have my DRIVE icon straightened out.
I have also bookmarked this in case it happens to me again.

I have no idea why my D: drive's icon went generic.
I have two internal drives,
C: and D: and the C: drive was okay.
Anyway, things are fixed now THANKS to YOU.

I appreciate the time and effort you put into these tutorials.
They are always so easy to follow.
You are definitely

Again, THANKS so very much.

Jenn
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28 Nov 2011   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Jenn.
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29 Nov 2011   #56
JennB213

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Icon Help

Hi Shawn.

Well looks like I got excited a little to quick.

My Internal Hard drive (D: drive) works perfectly ...

However when I fixed my EXTERNAL Drive (G: drive) I've got a problem.

From outward appearance the assigned Icon looks okay ..


Now onto my problem .....

The assigned ICON (Heart) is showing inside EVERY Sub-Folder on my Drive.

I took a Screen Shot of my Paint Shop Pro folder to show you.

This is only ONE Folder ALL the SubFolders in every category are the same.


Any idea what could have happened to this EXTERNAL Drive ?

Like I said, my INTERNAL Drive is fine and I did them both the same way.

I sure hope you can help me because that big red heart is terribly distracting.
Not enough love in the world for all that.

Thank YOU in advance for ANY help.

Jenn
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29 Nov 2011   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jenn,

It looks like they really like you.

Could you post back with a full copy of the autorun.inf file's text when you edit it to see if there might be a mistake made in it?
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30 Nov 2011   #58
JennB213

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
@ Shawn/Brink

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jenn,

It looks like they really like you.

Could you post back with a full copy of the autorun.inf file's text when you edit it to see if there might be a mistake made in it?

Hello Shawn,

Here is a Screenshot showing the Dreaded Heart Icon ..
Along with the Autorun file opened.



Also, When I VIEW FILES on this G: drive ..
All the Main Folders are not having this issue.

I have to open a Main Folder then ..
ALL the SUB-FOLDERS inside are

marked with the DREADED HEART ICON ...
UNLESS, it's been assigned a dedicated icon.

Do you think if I deleted the Heart Icon and Autorun.inf file
and started this all over that it might work ..
Or do you think I should go into the Registry and see what's up.

I've only fooled inside the registry a couple of times but I do
understand the Explorer TREE for lack of a better word.

I could do it with instructions from you because
your directions
are always very clear.

Would appreciate any help you can share with me.
I'm totally perplexed with this one.
Thank YOU so much.


Jenn
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30 Nov 2011   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jenn,

You might see if clearing both the thumbnail cache and icon cache may help first. If not, then delete the autorun.inf file, restart, and try again to see if they still show or not to start over.
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