Change external HD or thumb drive icons.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:14 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:40 PM
This is for XP...
Launch RegEdit and navigate to:
HKEY / Local Machine / Software / Microsoft / Windoes / Current Version / Explorer
If a subkey named "DriveIcons" is present, open it; if not, right-click in the right-hand pane, select New | Key and name the key: "DriveIcons". (without the quotes)
Under the DriveIcons key, find or create a subkey named C (or the letter of the drive whose icon you want to change). And under this C key find or create a subkey named DefaultIcon.
Double-click the (Default) entry in the right-hand pane and set its value to the full pathname of the icon-holding file, a comma, and the icon index.
Again you'll need to restart Windows.
I have another idea:
Look for a file called "AutoRun" or "Desktop" located inside your External Hard Drive -
There should be a setting or two that you can change - see attached screen shots...
AutoRun.png 71.54K 18 downloads
Edited by poolsharkzz, 25 September 2009 - 08:46 PM.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:04 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:22 PM
You could also try deleting your Icon Cache File and then restart your computer to rebuild it - it could be corrupted.
Are you running XP? It's a hidden file...
Just run a search for "IconCache.db"
Also, it could be the size of your Icon Cache:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Text"="Icon Cache Size"
"ValueName"="Max Cached Icons"
Then go to Control Panel, and click on Folder Options, then on the View tab, and then scroll down and make sure under "Icon Cache Size" is says: 8192 Icons
Folder Options.png 231.92K 13 downloads
Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:16 PM
And here is the autorun file:
I placed a .png named Ubuntu in the drive and tried changing the autorun using Ubuntu.png; Ubuntu; Ubuntu.png,0; and Ubuntu,0. Restarted every time, and when I do, the icon shows up as a generic unknown icon. I deleted my IconCache too, and tried the same thing using a .ico file.
Also, I do not see the icon cache size in my folder options, or in my registry. Is that something I have to add manually??
Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:34 PM
There has to be someone here who can help with this...
Ladies and Germs?
If there is no one you could try checking out: www.askvg.com
That dude really knows his stuff!
Edited by poolsharkzz, 25 September 2009 - 10:52 PM.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:55 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:32 AM
Yes, your post brings back some good memories!
I also used to shoot with the APA - did a stint or two as a Junior Master, competed a few times in the World Pool Masters Tourney...
I just recently took 9th out of 43 in a local 9 ball competition. I don't shoot much anymore - the Wifey wants me at home most nights but I sneak out once in a while.
I best known locally, I grew up in a bar so all them old timers taught me the trade...
Here ya go:
During my "golden years", I would walk into a bar and find some schmuck and bet him $50.00 that I could leave the cue ball after my shot within 1 inch of a quarter that I allowed him to place wherever on the table... and the dummy could set the shot up as well!
Most of the time the cue ball would all-so-very gently stop just right next to that quarter...
Can you say: "Bottom left English"??? LOL
I had a good run for a few years. I never held a job during college - pool paid for most of my bills!
PS. I still keep one of my trophies sitting on my desk...
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:51 AM
Edited by PurplePeopleEater, 26 September 2009 - 01:53 AM.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:29 AM