changing drive icons in XP

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Rebs, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Rebs

    Rebs Guest

    Any 1 knows how I can change drive icons in XP? 10Q
  2. dayle

    dayle Guest

  3. Zodiaq

    Zodiaq Guest

    I definitely like Microangelo or Icon Packager. They're both simple to use without too many bugs.

    Microangelo seems a bit more stable, but that's just me.
  4. Gravis

    Gravis Guest

    This tweak allows you to change the name and icon shown in Explorer for a specific drive letter.

    In order to change individual drive icons follow these instructions:
    Open your registry and find the key below. If the key does not already exist then create it.

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons]
    Name: Default
    Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

    Within the main key above create a new sub-key with a single letter representing the drive letter of the drive to be modified. (e.g. [HKEY...\DriveIcons\D])

    Within the drive letter key create another sub-key called "DefaultIcon" (e.g. [HKEY...\DriveIcons\D\DefaultIcon]) and set the "(Default)" value to equal the fully qualified name of the icon file. If the file contains more that one icon follow it with a comma and the zero-based index of the icon (e.g. "c:\icons\myicons.dll,4").

    Create another sub-key within the drive letter key called "DefaultLabel" (e.g. [HKEY...\DriveIcons\D\DefaultLabel]) and set it's "(Default)" value to equal the label for the drive letter (e.g. "My ZIP Drive").

    You may need to restart Windows for the change to take effect, or press F5 to refresh My Computer.
    I hope this helps.
  5. OMightyManII

    OMightyManII Guest

    You can also do what Gravis posted above in X-Setup, for those of you who don't like to mess with the registry directly. (is there actually anyone like that?) :)

    In case your version of X-Setup doesn't have the right plugin for this (its usually located in Appearance>Explorer>Drives), I wrote this very plugin for the drives on my laptop (C-G), so I'll provide it here in case you need it. Enjoy! :)