applying icon to external hard drive.

By stargate1121 ·
I had the directions on how to install the icon to an external hard drive and now I can't find it. I have a new hd and would like the icon on my computer. I have the autorun files but not sure how to put them on.
can anyone help me?

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to applying icon to external ...

A simple tip that changes your removable disks default icon in windows. The default removable disk icon is similar to windows hard drive icons.

You can customise the removable disks icon.

Steps to change the removable disks icon:

Choose an icon with .ico extension.

Tip you can create an icon from a .bmp by changing it to .ico

Create an autorun.inf using notepad and entering the text as shown below to display an icon to represent the removable drive.

Copy both files autorun.inf and the icon file to your removable drive and select both of them and make them hidden files to avoid accidentally deleting them.

Safely remove the drive and plug it back in.

Label= Name of Removable disk
Icon= Icon?s_Name.ico

Now you will have a Removable Disk with your choice of name and a picture.

<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.

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Trying to apply external HD icon

by stargate1121 In reply to Try this

thanks so much. I just couldn't remember how to do it. Works great.

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No probs {nt}

by Jacky Howe In reply to Trying to apply external ...

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