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W7 HDD Main Screen customization

Last response: in Windows 7
October 13, 2012 12:41:51 AM

I'm interested in changing the way my HDDs display on the main Win7 "Hard Disk Drives" display screen (when you click on your system in Windows Explorer).

I have several drives which are used for backup, and I want them to display separately from the others (it's annoying because I never actually open them, they're just there for backup)...

Is there a way to do this? I haven't been able to find anything like for example, adding a folder such that it contains the drives I don't access frequently? Changing the folder display options (list, tile, etc.) doesn't help me really...

Thanks in advance...

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a b $ Windows 7
March 12, 2013 5:40:54 AM

You can give your drives custom icons in place of the default ones, so that your backup drives are instantly recognisable from the others:

I've done it to my 3 external hard drives, but I did it manually rather than using software. The way I did it though only works for external drives, using a simple "autorun.inf" file.