Bo Johansson 2009-12-04
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Before you can use my replacement icons, do like this:
You can use programs like
More Properties 2.03 (freeware)
or E-Icons (shareware)
to change what icon Windows will use for each type of drive.
In this case all drives of a certain type will have the same icon, so if
you for example have more than one type of removable disk drive it is best
to use a generic icon for them.
You can also change icon for "My Computer".
If you have Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 95 with MSIE 4 or better, you can use IconX (freeware), ActivIcons (freeware) or E-Icons (shareware) to assign a special icon to each individual drive on your computer. In this case different removable disk drives can have different icons.
If you have Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 95 with MSIE 4 or better, you can use IconX (freeware), ActivIcons (freeware) or E-Icons (shareware) to assign a special icon to each individual drive on your computer. So each hard disk drive can have its own "lettered icon".
If you don't have Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 95 with MSIE 4 or better, or don't want to use IconX (freeware), ActivIcons (freeware) or E-Icons (shareware), you can use the same trick as used for AutoPlay CD-ROMS, the AutoRun information file, to have Windows display these drive icons with letters for your hard disk drives.
The AutoRun trick also works in Windows XP.
If you want to have your own icon for each drive, just put a text file named AUTORUN.INF in the root of the drive (for example "C:\Autorun.inf"), with these two lines in it:
[autorun] icon = C:\BJicons\BJdriveC.ico,0The line "icon =" contains 2 parameters.
A sample AUTORUN.INF file is provided in the zip file.
The idea to have drive icons with letters I have shamelessly stolen from:
____ __ / __/__ ___ _____/ /__ Reichert Gilles aka Snark _\ \/ _ \/ _ `/ __/ '_/ Mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> /___/_//_/\_,_/_/ /_/\_\ URL : <http://www.reichertonline.com/>On his website you can find more information and his version of drive icons with letters A-Z.
To use these alternative filetype icons, open Explorer and choose the View - Folder Alternatives... - File Types dialog, find the right file types (in this case for example "winzip files", "bzip2 files" or "html files"), click on Edit... and then Change Icon..., and the dialog for changing the icon will appear.
(I think this is what English language Windows call those menu choices and dialogs, or it will be something similar.)
Or if you want an easier way to do it, use ActivIcons (freeware) and change "Default System Icons", or E-Icons (shareware) to change icons for any file type.
To use an alternative shortcut overlay icon, use
(freeware) and go to "Miscellaneous" and change
and click on "Change Icons", "Others",
"Shortcut Overlay", and find the icon you want to use
(Or use TweakUI or some similar program)
You can also read these explanations and instructions in text form, exactly as provided in the zip file.