Change the Default Icon of your Removable Drives

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Here is a simple tip to change removable disk default icons in windows. As you can see the default removable disk default icons is similar like windows hard drives icons, which might confuse windows user and very hard to difference them.

Change the Default Icon of your Removable Drives

To avoid this icons confusing or improves the visibility of the removable drives, you can customize the removable disk icons with other icons within three simple four step only. The customization removable icons step is simple to implement and customize the icons of the USB stick icons.

Step to changes the removable hard drive icons:

autorun-file for changes the removable hard drive icons1.  Choose a nice and pretty icons with .ico extension which the icons will represent the removable disk icons.

2.  Create an autorun.inf using notepad and entering text showed below to display Customize Removable drive icons commandicons to represent the removable drive icons.


Label= “Name of Removable Disk “

Icon= “Icon’s_Name.ico”

3.  Copy both files (autorun.inf and Icon file) to your removable drive and make the both files as hidden files to avoid accidentally delete the autorun files and icons.

4. Unplug and plug it back the removable drives . Then you will see a brand new icons and new name that represent your removable hard drive.

Here is the output of changing removable disk default icons tutorial, now the removable disk can been noticed easier.

customizations of my removable drive

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