Are you tired of seeing that old and classic USB icon in My Computer ?
Do you wish to change your USB thumb drive’s icon to something cool and amazing ? In this article I will teach you the simple and cool computer trick to change USB drive icon of any pen drive.
To make you aware what this trick is all about, let us take an example of CDs. Sometimes when you insert any branded CD or DVD in your optical drive of your computer, you must have seen that drive icon of CD/DVD ain’t the default icon, which used to come earlier. Instead, the icon shown next to drive name in My Computer is similar to brand logo of CD or DVD which you had purchased. That’s what this article is all about, in this article you will learn to make your own ICON and set it to default icon of your USB Pen drive and make it look cool.
So, here we go,
Initial steps of changing USB drive icon :
Once you have followed above step and your image of .ico extension is ready, you have to follow the next section
To change icon of USB drive, follow the given steps :
Step 1: Insert your USB thumb drive in your computer
Step 2: Open your USB pen drive from My Computer and paste the .ico file which you created earlier in root directory(and not in any folder) of your pen drive.
Step 3: Once you have pasted the .ico image in your thumb drive, rename the same image to fav.ico
Step 4: Launch Notepad and type the following code in Notepad
Step 5: Once you have type-in the above code in Notepad, save the file in your USB pen drive with file type as All files and save the file with name autorun.inf in thumb drive. Again, save the file in root directory and NOT in any folder of your pen drive.
That’s it, now the next time when you will insert your pen drive in computer, you will find it appearing with the icon which you pasted in it earlier.
If you face any issue when performing this trick and need help or if you want to share you experience with this trick, please do leave a reply.
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