Boring with Standar Drive Icon in your Windows System? Have think that you want to change them to your another Icon , If you want to change Your Hard Drive Icon , This tutorial is very suitable for you , you will learn How To Change Hard Drive Icon even this you can use this tutorial on you USB Flash Drive too . There are many ways to Change your Icon , but only little People Know how to do that , some people using Paid Software for Change it , but you can use this tutorial for free and you don't pay for the Software . - Free Software List Correctly
Normally , in our Windows system , we only can change Folder's Icon and we can't change our Drive easily . You must do another step to change them , but if you have Hear about TuneUp Utlities (Trailware / Paid Software ) you can be easily to change your Drive Icon , even in few click only .In this Article , you will Learn many ways that i'll show you , but what you need to do this things? You need some Icon and Some Software ( Listed Below on every Part of Tutorial ) . You can download it before .
In this tutorial , i Using Windows 10 for Change the Drive's Icon , but you can do this tips in another windows version , that's on Your Windows XP, Windows Vista , Windows 7 and Windows Vista . So let's Start How to Change Hard Drive Icon / USB Flash Drive Icon .
Note : Make sure you already have Icon for your new Hard Drive . Also have Flash Drive to do this if you want to change your Flash Drive's Icon . Make Sure your Icon Format File is .ICO
#1 Method : Add or Edit AutoRun.infIn this part , we will add or Edit Autorun.inf , it's always found for every Drive you can check it by check on your Windows Explorer , for do that Open your Windows Explorer > Go Tab View > Check "Hidden Items" there we will go this first Part :
- First choose what drive you want to change , in this tutorial my one of my Hard Drive's Icon already changed Before . Ok let's me choose the Hard Drive Letter E:/ , let's double click on that drive on go inside it .
- In this window , i didn't see Autorun.inf . Then we must create a new one for that . But before we create Autorun.inf , copy your Icon in this path then open your Notepad or another Text Editor and save that file to Autorun.inf . Must Autorun.inf no another name and put it together in same path like picture below :
- Then edit Autorun.inf and you can type like text below
icon=your icon name.ico
- Change "Your Icon Name" to your Icon name like this picture below , make sure that name must be same and the File Extension too .
- Then for test what is your Hard Drive Icon is change , you must Restart your PC Computer but you don't require to Restart your PC if you do this on your Flash Drive . Just Unplug and Plug it Again your Flash Drive and the Result Like Picture Below :
Note : If in the path already Autorun.inf , you go edit them directly and doesn't to Create another one , You can use this step on every drive and make sure for Icon in same Path with autorun.inf . I Have tried also in my Flash Drive and works well
#2 Method : Add Key On Regeditin this method , we will change your Drive icon using Regedit , we will add some Key for do that . It's little difficult but you can try this one for Improve your Knowledge .
- Run your Regedit , you can go by Press Win+R and type Regedit or you can search go to Start and type Regedit then Ok .
- If regedit already opened ,Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons
- Then we want to change for G:/ Drive Letter , then we must add new folder and key for do that , first Right Click > New > Key Type your Letter Drive . then click on your created Key and add new one on that named "DefaultIcon" like picture below
- Then set the value with your Icon Path , i using another Icon for this Drive ,
- After that your drive will automatically changed and you don't need to restart your PC Computer .
Note : If you have to change your Flash Drive Icon using this step , it's only changed the Letter Path , not your Flash Drive . If you Have 2 Flash Drive it's only first one flash Drive u Plug and for another one still standar . Using Method #1 if your want to change every Flash Drive Icon
Using A Software :
#3 Drive Icon ChangerThis software is only Drive Icon Changer and Totally Free to Use, you can't change your Flash Drive icon . It very easy to use and also Compatible with our windows system . Even in this tutorial i using windows 10 . This Software is so small and available in Portable Version that is not require to Installation before . How to Use This software it's simple :
You Can download this software from CNET Download
- Run As Drive Icon Changer
- Then Select Drive what you you want to change
- Select your Icon then click Save
- You must restart your Computer if you want change it .
If you want to change for your Flash Drive , and make it always show that icon . You can using Method 1 . If you insert to another Computer , You Flash Drive Still with your Unique Icon . But if you want to change your Hard Drive Icon quickly you can choose Method 3 .
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