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Hard Disk Drive Icons in "My Computer" folder changed

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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?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    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?
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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.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "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.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    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.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    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?
  6. 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
  7. 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
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