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Custom Icon For Your Hard Disk Drives ( For CDs also)





niranvv
Hi all,
Please have a look at here!


Its the window for me, while clicking "MY Computer" ( Not "Your Computer" Wink he he! Just Kidding)
Ok, Do you like to put your own Icons for each and every Drive in your computer?
( You can use seperate icons for the CDs also,
and u can see the same icon, for the CD, if you use it in any computer around!!)
Yes.. Its one simple thing to put the icons!!

I will explain how to put those icons!

Steps:

Step 1:
Get some cute icons for the drives!

Step 2:
Open Notepad and type the following:

[autorun]
icon=IocnFileName.ico




Step 3:
Save the notepad with file name: "autorun.inf" (without quotes)

Step 4:
Copy both the files (Icon File & autorun.inf) to the drive ( eg: C:\ , D:\ , E:\ etc)
You can put the same files while writing CDs also ( Do not put autorun.inf inside any sub folders)


Step 5:
Open My computer and just refresh ( For windows XP, you need to restart the system in order to see the change )


Regards,
Niran
www.Fun.NiranVv.Com
B)
AtlJoker
Where do I get the images from? I want to make my own, how would I do that? Embarassed
Petee
That's pretty cool niranvv Very Happy I knew you could do that with CD's, but I didn't know it would work with hard drives too.

@AtlJoker - To make your own images you need a program that can save them as .ico
Paint.NET will let you create such images, and this plugin for it will let you save the .ico images you'll need for this to work.
Hope that helps Wink
lukeropro
Or you can get an image and use imagicon to convert it from jpeg format to ico format. Google imagicon, I forgot the URL Razz
akshar
Quote:
thats great friend.can i make icons in visual studio and use them?
myrevolt
Another method:

*ONLY FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH REGEDIT*

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Software
>>Microsoft
>>>Windows
>>>>CurrentVersion
>>>>>explorer
>>>>>>DriveIcons
>>>>>>>C (create new KEY replace C with the drive letter of the partition or disk you want to customize)
>>>>>>>>DefaultIcon (create new KEY)
>>>>>>>>>(create new dword) (path to icon; for example C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll,19)



You can create icons using many different programs:
Realworld Icon Editor (make your own)
Iconsextract (extracts icons from programs installed)
Photoshop CS(and above) + 22pixel's Flock (plugin to export to .ico)
internetjobs
tell me a good link to get more good icons...
why6487
internetjobs wrote:
tell me a good link to get more good icons...


Here: www.vistaicons.com and www.marvilla.us
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