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Hard Disk Drive Icons in "My Computer" folder changed

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June 14, 2005 9:24:01 PM

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The Hard Disk Drive Icons in the "My computer" folder changed from an XP look
and feel to a Win 98 look and feel. I right clicked on the Icon but I cannot
change from there. Does anyone know how to change back the icons?
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 1:15:14 AM

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You should try going to properties of the desktop and that will help you a lot


"Lewis" wrote:

> The Hard Disk Drive Icons in the "My computer" folder changed from an XP look
> and feel to a Win 98 look and feel. I right clicked on the Icon but I cannot
> change from there. Does anyone know how to change back the icons?
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 5:37:22 AM

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"Lewis" <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BD40370-9535-437E-B2E5-868378B04CDC@microsoft.com...
> The Hard Disk Drive Icons in the "My computer" folder changed from an XP
> look
> and feel to a Win 98 look and feel. I right clicked on the Icon but I
> cannot
> change from there. Does anyone know how to change back the icons?

Open File Explorer on My computer. Right click on the drive in the right
hand pane, and *read* the options available to you.
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June 15, 2005 5:37:23 AM

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"Alan Smith" wrote:

>
> "Lewis" <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9BD40370-9535-437E-B2E5-868378B04CDC@microsoft.com...
> > The Hard Disk Drive Icons in the "My computer" folder changed from an XP
> > look
> > and feel to a Win 98 look and feel. I right clicked on the Icon but I
> > cannot
> > change from there. Does anyone know how to change back the icons?
>
> Open File Explorer on My computer. Right click on the drive in the right
> hand pane, and *read* the options available to you.
>
> Thanks for responding, but I am still not able to change the look and feel of the Icon back to Win98. The Icon physically looks like the Wi98 icon.
>
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 5:37:24 AM

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are you looking in the right place for the icon? It should be in the
Shell32.dll file

--
Lawrence Wong
Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 4:53:55 PM

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Try this - My Computer>>Tools>>Folder Options>>General Tab/Tasks - "Show
common tasks in folders."
I'm not sure if that is what you are looking for but try it and see.


--
Rodger_B.......... from a land down under - Sydney, Australia.




Lewis wrote:
> The Hard Disk Drive Icons in the "My computer" folder changed from an
> XP look and feel to a Win 98 look and feel. I right clicked on the
> Icon but I cannot change from there. Does anyone know how to change
> back the icons?
June 13, 2009 4:05:11 PM

I had the same problem with my c:\ icon, and this is what worked for me:

Launch Notepad and enter [autorun] on the first line. Enter ICON= on the second line, followed by the full pathname of the icon-holding file, a comma, and the icon index. It should look like this:

[autorun]

ICON=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL,8

Save the file as "C:\autorun.inf" (you need the quotes to prevent Notepad from appending the .txt extension). Now restart the computer. When you open Windows Explorer, the drive should display its new icon

I hope this helps.
Valerie
September 15, 2011 5:11:48 PM

for my computer, i just use FolderChanger.

it helped me a lot in changing/recover icons easily. hope it can help you too. Found it at...

http://www.folderchanger.com
September 16, 2011 12:29:53 AM

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