Change Icon for External Drives


  1. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #1

    Change Icon for External Drives


    I still use the QuickI Launch Bar and have several external drives I want to be listed on it.

    When I go into properties to change the icon on each one, I'm really, really, really limited in what I can choose; maybe a couple of choices.

    For example, I have a Toshiba that I want to change to an actual Toshiba logo icon. The problem is that I don't know how to add the Toshiba logo icon to the list of icons MS gives me to work with. Did I make any sense with this?

    I know I can't go to the Toshiba site and grab an icon and put it on my Quick Launch Bar. So . . . anyone got any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Wynona said:
    ...The problem is that I don't know how to add the Toshiba logo icon to the list of icons MS gives me to work with...
    As you collect icons for special purposes, alway keeps them in a special folder that won't get moved...,

    then, when choosing an icon, browse for it there...

    Change Icon for External Drives-000775.png
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  3. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #3

    FYI:

    Change Drive Icon in Windows 10

    Personally I use third party software "Drive Icon Changer" and then create an icon from a square image using other software.

    Change Icon for External Drives-any2ico.jpg

    Change Icon for External Drives-drive-icon-changer.jpg

    Here's an icon:

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  4. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #4

    Here's Quick Launch:
    Change Icon for External Drives-quick-launch.jpg
    You have to create a drive shortcut on desktop then add it to Quick Launch.

    Note: Don't go looking for the Video Editor shown in the screenshot. If you install any recent version you will get malware.

    EDIT: Have a read.

    How do I add drive icons to either the Taskbar or the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7? - TechRepublic
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