I find the ID (internal) of System Drive Icon for customize my Windows

  1. JCMacintosh's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    I find the ID (internal) of System Drive Icon for customize my Windows


    I like to personalize my Windows and i know changing my drive icon by "autorun.inf"... Like this :

    - But for an unwritable drive is useless.

    I know changing by "regedit.exe"... I can using drive letter like C: D: or other like this :

    - But is fastidius and not powefull (26 possible letters) if i dont know with letter my drive use before first use..

    The better is when i can use the real ID of the drive for "predict" the best icon like this :
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]

    - It's really the better solution but... But... But...

    What are the ID for USB Drive, CD/DVD Drive and THE Windows System Drive and other essential drives of Windows ???

    I have just find the System Drive Icon on system file "imageres.dll" with the ID 32 but is not usefull.... I try 11 for CD/DVD Drive, and i try many other letters... useless too

    If anybody have this answer, I promise to cover him with praise on the net for the next 10 years !!!

    Thank you for everybody reading and understanding my worries

    PS : Sorry for my poor english
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 11,237
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    The problem with the ODD/Optical Disc Drive is the modification has to exist on each and every copy of the media inserted into the drive and be read before anything else, can't store it in the firmware of the drive itself. Maybe the maker of the ODD could be contacted for modified firmware?
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  3. JCMacintosh's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi Berton !
    Sorry but is not my answer
    See my title too
    I want to use the Windows internal ID for the drives...
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  4. brotherboard's Avatar
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro

    If i have read your post correctly you wish to change the icon that represents a particular drive?
    If so right click on the icon of the drive you wish to change. do this in "ThisPC" or "My Computer" however you have it named.
    Select "Properties" from the drop down menu
    Then select "customise"
    Then select choose file to show on this folder icon Find the icon on your drive and select it. Job done.

    Failing that use "My Drive Icon" from LeeLu Soft [works on Win10] My Drive Icon - LeeLu Soft Home
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