How to Change Drive Icon in Windows Windows 10 is the latest offering by Microsoft and it comes with loaded features where you can customize your settings for better look and performance of your PC. But there is a certain limitation with what you can and cannot change regarding the look and the feel of the Windows, one such exception is the Windows drive icons. By default, Windows uses an icon for the drive based on what type of the drive it is such as network drive, USB drive etc but in this article, we are going to see how to change drive icon of a particular drive or set a new icon for all the disk drives.
The only exception here is that if you turn on the BitLocker for the drive, then the BitLocker icon will always show for the drive no matter what.
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong. In case, you need to change the drive icon for C: drive where the Windows is installed then you need to be signed in as administrator. Also, for C: Drive you need to perform the below-listed steps on the desktop then move the autorun. Double-click on the drive you want to change the icon for. Note: If you already have the autorun.
Name this text document as autorun. Copy the. Now double-click on the autorun. Note: Replace filename. Reboot your PC to save changes and once the PC restart you will see that you have change the drive icon according to your preference.
Note: If you already have the above subkey example — E then skip the step 3, instead go to step 4 directly. Now make sure to select Defaulticon then in the right window pane double-click on the Default string. Under the value data field type the full path of the icon file within the quotes and click OK. This is How to Change Drive Icon in Windows 10 , but in future, if you need to undo the above changes then simply right-click on the subkey example — E which you created under the DriveIcons key then select Delete.
Name this new string as 8 and hit Enter. Note: Replace the above value with the actual location of your icon file. Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides. Your email address will not be published. Posted by Aditya Farrad Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years.
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