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How To Change ICON of Pendrive,memory card, External HDD

May 20, 2018 Jon 19 Comments

How To Change ICON of Pendrive,memory card, External HDD

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
Put icon in root drive
create new text file
icon=icon name.ico
Save as (all files )
will work on all pendrive and OS
Video Rating: / 5

Tired of the default icons on your desktop? Here’s how you can customize your own. I used to frequently unplug the wrong drive until I started doing this.

Here are some of the drives I use often:

My favorite drive is the Hitachi G-Technology drive. These things are solid work horses and very reliable and sturdy. That being said there is no drive I haven’t had an issue with at one time or another – always backup data that you can’t afford to lose. Hitachi has excellent customer service and stands behind their warranty.

G Technology hard drive (Hitachi)

A close second and another favorite brand of drives is LaCie. Excellent products, excellent customer service.

LaCie external 3TB drive

And LaCie manufactures my favorite transfer drive the “Rugged Drive.” This thing is so solid that they have a video of one being run over by a car tire on their website. I haven’t put it to the test, but these things are very hardy.

LaCie Rugged Drive

For SD cards it’s hard to beat SanDisk or Kingston. You pay a little more, but the off brands can cost you in reliability. Check your camera’s specs to make sure you’re getting adequate write speed.

SanDisk 64 GB 95/Mb/s SD card

Same goes for CF cards.

Kingston 64GB CF card (266x)

USB thumb drives are a dime a dozen these days. I’d just go with the cheapest one you can find since these are mainly used to transfer data as opposed to storing or working data. That being said, I’ve had really good luck with Lexar.

Lexar 128Mb USB flash drive

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  1. A A.K
    May 20, 2018 - 4:42 pm

    thanx alot

  2. ajay solanki
    May 20, 2018 - 5:14 pm

    not working bro

  3. Amandeep Parmar
    May 20, 2018 - 5:46 pm

    will it work if i have made partition for my external hard disk. I have tried it but it is not working. when hard disk was new there was a default icon but then i format it and make two partitions , then when i paste those autorun and ico file in both the partitions then it is not woring , i updated the autorun file by removin the './' from the path of icon previously it says :

    now i made it as u say

    icon=BackupPlus.ico .

    but it still not working .Please guide if i am missing anything

  4. Wasath Theekshana
    May 20, 2018 - 6:08 pm

    Thanq BRO!!!!!!!!

  5. Megan Parker
    May 20, 2018 - 6:52 pm

    Thank you so much! This works perfectly!!

  6. Amran Azfawana
    May 20, 2018 - 7:07 pm

    i try on my windows 8.1 but its not working,unsure what is the cause of it even already follow the instruction step by step.Decide to use free software and finally it change immediately.

  7. M Mobeen Khan
    May 20, 2018 - 7:58 pm

    nice1 bro

  8. blackheart88
    May 20, 2018 - 8:28 pm

    this works perfectly.  but does anyone know how to change the icon of a phone when plugged into a computer?. galaxy s3 to be exact

  9. Issudheen ameer
    May 20, 2018 - 8:58 pm

    thanku man

  10. Sudhin Suresh
    May 20, 2018 - 9:08 pm


  11. Asyraf Farhan
    May 20, 2018 - 9:36 pm

    work thanks

  12. Anupam VIPUL
    May 20, 2018 - 9:59 pm

    reg edit should work which part HDD or pen drive is not working

    May 20, 2018 - 10:50 pm

    buddy i'm unable to the same. I'm using Windows 8

  14. Madrax
    May 20, 2018 - 11:06 pm

    I already changed the icon but the there's no tranparency, I tried to chage it again but it's not changing anymore. Is it one time only???

  15. albertzappa
    May 20, 2018 - 11:07 pm

    i don't know why but when i click on the image it doesn't go to transparency but takes me to another website about lacie, maybe because things have changed the osx in 2018.

  16. albertzappa
    May 20, 2018 - 11:21 pm

    i just have one problem when i click on the image instead of getting the transparency it takes me to another site with another page about the image i clicked

  17. Monika Golianek
    May 20, 2018 - 11:26 pm

    Excellent, thank you

    May 21, 2018 - 12:01 am

    thanks buddy its works

  19. Samantha Isom
    May 21, 2018 - 12:06 am


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