Harddrive icon disappeared, how to get it back?

Posted on 2006-05-06
Last Modified: 2008-08-20
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My harddrive's icon has somehow disappeared, instead it shows up as a miscellaneous file icon in windows explorer and my computer.  How do I get my normal harddrive icon back? Thanks!
Question by:kokojie
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    Try rebooting and if it doesn't work check if the file c:\autorun.inf exists and rename/delete it if it does.
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    I figured it out just now.  I went to disk management, changed the letter of the harddrive, then switched it back.  Reboot, and then the harddrive icon came back.

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