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#1 longtooth


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Hi all, I have a little niggler. About two weeks ago my external HD started showing up in 'My Computer' with a 'file' icon. Whereas it is not causing problems but is very irritating. I'm guessing it's a registry issue, I have run Sfc which does show errors that cannot be resolved, but i'm sure that relates the the entries that were changed when i zapped my watermark on the Rc. Unfortunately I had to delete my restore files as i had a virus, that's no option. Any suggestions are very greatly recieved as i'm a stubborn mule and may have to commit suicide if i can't fix it!!

Thank you in advance for any suggestions x


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:18 AM

How to change Drive icons and labels

To change Drive icon:
1- Click Start > type “regedit” and hit Enter to run Registry Editor
2- Find following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Explorer
3- create a new Key and name “DriveIcons”
4- Under DriveIcons create a new Key with the drive letter ( for example C ), within drive letter create a new key and name “DefaultIcon”.
5- Give the default value , the icon you want to use, for example : c:\windows\system32/shell32.dll,74

To change Drive Label:
Do step one and two

Under DriveIcons create a new Key with the drive letter ( for example C ), within drive letter create a new key and name “DefaultLabel”.
Give the Default Value, the label you want. For example Windows.
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