Desktop Tweaks - Associate an icon with a drive

This tweak set the icon of any drive (hard disk, cd rom or anything else) with a letter (C:\ etc.).

To do this, follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit" and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
  2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  3. If one doesn't already exist, create a new key called "DriveIcons". Under this key, create a new key with the letter of your drive.

    I.e. C for your C:\ drive.
  4. To change the icon for that drive, create a key inside that one called "DefaultIcon" and set the path of (Default) to the location of your icon.

    eg C:\DefaultIcon\
    then (Default) =
    D:\Documents\C Drive Icon.ico
  5. To change the name of that drive, create a key in the drive letter one (eg C:\) called "DefaultLabel" and set the (Default) to what you want the drive to be called.
  6. This is useful if you want to assign a long name to the floppy drive.



Lex van der Horst

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