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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 1709

    Losing Custom Folders Icon When Moving To USB Flash

    Dear All,

    I used to customize my icons specially for Movies and TV Collection to give it a nice look.

    While using Windows 8.1 i used the below to keep the icons shown even if i transferred the folder to any other USB Flash or other computer at the desktop.ini file and was working perfectly

    Now after installing Windows 10 and using the same way i use , when copying the folder to USB Flash or other computer i lose the icon ! and it's not shown anymore !!

    any idea why this happens and how to solve it ?

    Thanks in advance for your support
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10


    Hope you are doing great !!!

    I am also facing the same issue too.

    Even i am losing the Folder icon while moving file from one Drive to another Drive as well like: from Drive E:\ to Drive F:\ as well.

    All this happened after installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    If you found any answer then please share the same.

    Thanks & Regards !!!
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  3. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home

    Some years ago I played with it and had different colored drive icons. This page should help getting started:
    Use Custom Drive Icons - Customizing Your System | PCMag.com
    Haven't tried it since getting away from WinXP, rely more on putting a suitable Label on each drive such as WDC2TB_1 for a USB 2TB Western Digital HDD and Lexar64GB_1.
    More pages:
    custom drive icons at DuckDuckGo
    I'm recalling that each drive had to have both the new icon and an .inf or .ini file to do it. But memories being what they are????
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Hi Please, download the zip file that i am attaching with this comment as it is having a mp4 file in which i have recorded my issue so that it can be more clear.

    Thanks & Regards !!!
    Losing Custom Folders Icon When Moving To USB Flash Attached Files
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  5. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home

    Sorry, misread the question as the drive icons.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Not a problem.

    Thanks !!!
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  7. Posts : 40,561
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Thanks Buddy, for the information as on the first instance i was thinking it was only a problem at my pc because of some corrupted windows installation but my brother's pc is also facing the same problem after upgrading to anniversary update.

    I think its MS strategy to loose their customers by doing this silly things.

    Thanks & Regards !!!
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  9. Posts : 40,561
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Yep, totally non-intuitive effect, and no accessible info on it. Great.
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  10. Posts : 1

    One way around this problem for now is..
    1. go to folder were the icon is NOT showing
    2. right click folder and go to " properties "
    3. click properties and go to " customize "
    4. then within customize just press "ok"
    and the icon image should show up.
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