Customize the Hard Drive Icon in Windows 7
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If you are bored and have run out of exciting things to do with your Windows 7 PC, then you might want to try this neat little trick of customizing or changing the default Windows hard drive icon.
This trick involves going deep into the trenches of the Windows registry, so it does not fall short of "excitement" for the average user. But utmost caution is necessary. Be sure to follow the instructions to the letter and leave the experimentation for some other day. You don't mess with the registry unless you know what you're doing.
- Open the "Run" window. You can do this by typing "Run" in the windows search bar and hitting "Enter," or by pressing the Windows key and the "R" key on your keyboard simultaneously.
- Type "regedit" and hit "Enter." . This will open the registry editor window. This is where the fun begins!
- Right-click on "Explorer.exe" and create a new key called "Drives." If there is already a key or folder named "Drives" under the "Explorer.exe" folder, then skip this step.
- Right-click on "Drives" and create a new key. Type the letter of the hard drive you want to customize the icon of and hit "Enter."
- Right-click on the "Default" value on the right panel of the registry editor and click "Modify."
- That's It! Close the registry editor and see if the trick worked. If it doesn't, try to restart Windows and see if it shows up after. http://www.iconfactory.com/home) for the Iron Man Suit icon
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- Only icon files (.ico
) work in this trick. You need to convert your jpeg
or png images to icon files. There are a lot of free tools on the internet that will do just that.
- As said in the intro, follow the steps with utmost caution. Do not mess with other registry entities apart from the ones mentioned in the article.
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