Changing Drive Icons. How?

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  1. s18000rpm

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    I downloaded some Icon Packs from "VistaIcons.com", they are all in both ".ico &.png" formats.



    I want to change the Icon of the Hard Drive, DVD Drive,...

    Now how do i Install/apply the Icons.
     
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    In regedit goto:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    Create a new key DriveIcons under it!

    Now u can create keys for different drives and then set their icons.

    for example:

    To set icon of C: drive, create c key under DriveIcons key and create another key DefaultIcon under c key. So the key will be:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\ c\DefaultIcon

    and set its Default value to the path of the .ico file ;)

    Do same for other drives!
     
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    Nice Info Vishal .... :D U really do live in Registry :D
     
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    ^^
    thnx :)

    @s18000rpm
    If u face any problem, then u can post the path of the icon files and the drive names, I'll post the Registry code for u ;)
     
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    You can use Icon Packager to apply those icons.

    Download from www.wincustomize.com
     
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    Thanx, Mr. Vista & TechMastermind,

    Mr. Vista, the KEY "Drive Icons" is already there, i dont know how/when it got created. (i'm the only person to do the Registry level tweaking/setup in my PC).

    i created the key ==>"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\K\DefaultIcon"

    btw, i tried it, (check pic.), even after i put the path, the Drive Icon does not change, now it shows the "unknown file" icon.
    i double checked the path, but still no result.

    [​IMG]

    This\/\/ pic shows the the "icon file name". :D
    [​IMG]


    do i have to include the Drive name too, my K: drive name is "SOFTWARE"
    i'm using the "TuneUp Utilities 06 Registry Editor".
     
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    Guess what, u forgot to put the extension of the file! :)

    U can only use .ico files in this hack, so if the file is .ico then add .ico at last of the path!

    e.g.,

    K:\PC Tools\Themes for Desktop\Icons Pack\Icons\ICO\Hardware\Disque Amovible.ico
     
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    THANK YOU

    Mr. Vista, now it works. :D :D :D

    You're really the LORD of Windows XP. :D
     
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    hey Mr. Vishal Gupta u r simply amazing dude

    can u tell me a source to understand registry
     
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    can you guys give a link from where i can get Drive Icons like in this pic. or any similar ones
    [​IMG]
    [pic originally posted by "adit_sen" HERE]

    As i dont want a Vista Transform.. Pack.

    those Drive icons look really cool, with integrated Drive Space indicator (i guess thats what its called :D)
     
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