Keywords: USB, USB storage, icon, Removable Drive, USB Hard Drive, USB HDD, USB Drive, Thumb Drive
The default icon for removable drive usually looks like this:
To change it, follow these steps:
1 Download an icon in “.ico” format, you can find free icons from following websites:
You can search on the internet for more websites
You can use any picture with help from following websites to convert to “.icon” format:
2 Connect your USB drive
3 Copy the downloaded “.ico” file to root of the USB drive (Mean do not put it into any folder inside of the USB drive )
4 Create a text file in root of USB drive
5 Add following text to the text file, save the file
6 Rename the text file to autorun.inf
7 Unplug the USB drive, plug the USB drive to your computer again.
8 You should see the new icon now.
Note: Fixed hard drive/Internal hard drive icons can also be changed via the same method.
To avoid accidental deletion, we can hide the “aurorun.inf” and “iconname.icon”.
1 Select both files
2 Right click on the file
3 Click on Properties
4 Tick “Hidden” then click on OK button.