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Tutorial: How To Set an Icon For A Drive

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  • Started 2 years ago by owen123
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owen123
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Have you, ever wanted to choose an icon, to show on a USB drive, look no further. This is a quick and simple way to do it. Before you begin, select an icon, if you do not have an .ico file, then you can upload a .png to ConvertICO. This tutorial applies to Windows 7 / Vista & XP. Please Post if you have any problems, or my email is in my profile.

Step 1

Find your Icon, label it (without quotes) “ICON” and then move it to a drive.

Step 2

Open up a new notepad, and type the following:
[autorun]
Icon=ICON.ico

Step 3

Then save it to the same location as the ICON file, however change the save as type to “All Files” and the name to (Without quotes) “autorun.inf”

Step 4

Your Drive should now look a bit like this:

Now highlight both files, right click, properties, then select hidden, apply and OK.

Congratulations, you now should have finished and your drive should look a bit like this:

Any Problems post below, or drop an email (in profile)

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Posts: 5618

Owen, nice job.

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owen123
Posts: 800

Thanks

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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Should both the icon & the autorun.inf files be placed in the ROOT of the drive in question?

Jim

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G41M
Posts: 902

autorun.inf should be at the root while the icon can be in a folder or subfolder provided the relative path is specified in icon entry (eg, icon=iconfolder\icon.ico)

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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Thanks, G41M.

Jim

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owen123
Posts: 800

Hermitt, I would recommend having them at the root of the drive, and then having them hidden. Thanks G41M

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larrysw
Posts: 4

Thanks owen123! Always wanted to change the default icon on Volkswagen Bug image :)

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owen123
Posts: 800

No Probelm.

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