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Change drive icons with autorun.inf and Shell32.dll

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Hello Experts,

I am trying to change the drive icons using the following:

autorun.inf file in the root directory.

eg:

[autorun]
ICON=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL,4

The above works fine, until I change the last digit - (icon ref) to a number greater than 48

There are over 240 icons shown when I customise and icon, but I can only acees the first 48 via ICON= comand.

Am I missing something?

Many thanks
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Question by:thcousins
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by:xfreddie
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Hi
have you tried using the Registry??.

Click on the Start button and select Run. Type in regedit and press OK. Look for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

In the right pane right-click on an empty space and select New->Key. Name the new key DriveIcons. Now create another new key and name it C or the letter of the drive you are changing. Now, create one last key and name it DefaultIcon. And finally, rightclick on the Default key in the right pane and select Modify. Insert the full path and name where your icon is located followed by a comma then the icons index number (no spaces). Restart your computer and your hard drive icon should now be changed.

Goodluck,
Xfreddie
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by:thcousins
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Freddie, thanks for your response.

I alredy use the registry edit for Defaultname and DefaultILabel

The issue I have is with SHELL32.DLL. If you use a number larger than 48 to designate which icon to use, the icons fail to appear. 1 thru 48 work fine.
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Solution:

It would appear that I was had a copy of Shell32.dll in the system folder and not the system32 folder.

Changing to system32 fixed the problem!

[autorun]
ICON=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHELL32.DLL,4

all works fine!
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