changing Partition icons

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by dark_light, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    Hi
    how to change the partition icons.
    indicate a free software or show me how to do it through reg
    thanx
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    You can do it by putting a autorun.inf in the root of your drive. This should be the content of that file:

    [autorun]
    icon=icon.ico

    The icon should be placed in the root of the drive also.
     
  3. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    what do u mean by root
    plz explain it a bit
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Don't put it into any folders. (I think)
    Try it & see what happens. You can always move it.
     
  5. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    sorry it did'nt work
    i have a partition E:
    i put an icon A.ico on that partition and created an autorun.ini file.
    and wrote the content like this

    [autorun]
    ico=A.ico


    whats wrong
     
  6. brodie

    brodie OSNN Addict

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    Change ico=A.ico to

    icon=A.ico
    and try, that should work
     
  7. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    And autorun.ini should be autorun.inf
     
  8. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    Alright guyz.Its done.Thanks for the help.

    But How about floppy dirve and cd rom icons.How can i change them?
     
  9. Glaanieboy

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    Since the floppy and CD-ROM drives are dynamic drives, you can put icons in two ways: With the floppydrive it works just like the harddrive. But, since the floppy isn't immediately read when the floppy is inserted, I think you have to open the A: drive before Windows sees the autorun.inf file. But I am not sure if that works.

    The CD-ROM drive works just like the floppydrive, but it does read the CD when inserted, so you can see the icon immediately.

    When you want to change the drive-icon permantely, you can use a lot of freeware programs that can do that for you, but be warned: the autorun.inf file overides those settings, so if you just made a general icon for the CD-ROM drive, it won't be visible when a CD-ROM with an autorun.inf file is inserted. Again, I am not sure about the floppydrive.

    edit: with permanent drive icons I mean the icons that are visible when nothing is inserted.
     
  10. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    Ya i also meant permanant floppy & cd rom icons. i.e when there is no floppy or cd inserted.
    How to change them.
    i have used microangelo but it doesn't work.
    Any suggestions