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Old 01-11-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I have windows xp home service pack 2. Wanted to know how to change this icon (see photo below) in My Computer. In particular the "My Book" hard drive icon. I do not like this icon and wish to change it to anything else. I tried a suggested registry change but it didn't work. Any suggestions?

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have u tried right clickin and customize the icon?
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:50 PM   #3
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have u tried right clickin and customize the icon?
yes, the my computer->C: drive icons don't have the customize option
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Well Ive just tested it on my drive and right clicking brings up a menu and at the bottom is rename and that works fine, I'm using XP HOME sp2
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Well Ive just tested it on my drive and right clicking brings up a menu and at the bottom is rename and that works fine, I'm using XP HOME sp2
I don't want to rename the drive, I want to change its icon (picture).
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OOPs I think this is what yor looking for
http://tricks-for-computer.blogspot....-computer.html
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:34 PM   #7
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Ended up being this:
There is more than likely a hidden file on the drive, probably autofun.inf and a .ico in there to go along with it. If you delete the icon thats in the drive, it will stop trying to overwrite the default one and it will look like a normal icon.

Unhide all the folders in the drive and delete all the extra files and miraculously the normal windows hard drive icon popped back up.
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