Windows 10: How to change drive-icon for USB-keys? Is it possible?

  1.    05 Oct 2016 #1

    How to change drive-icon for USB-keys? Is it possible?

    I want Explorer to show an icon for an USB-stick rather than the default icon which is the icon for a harddrive. I found a nice USB-stick icon in the Windows-file C:\system32\DDORes.dll #2389, and I found a way to get it into Explorer via Brink's guide, but ONLY for a specific Drive-letter (f.i. "Q:").
    I would like to have Explorer show the USB-stick icon nomatter the drive-letter, if it is an USB-stick. If it is a HDD or a SSD or a DVD, then it should keep the default icons like it does now.

    An example: I have 2 SSD 1 HDD and 1 bluray. My first available driveletter is G:, so I want letters from G: and forward to show up an icon for an USB-stick, if that is what I am connecting. If I connect an USB HDD, then it should remain a HDD-icon. Is this possible?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       05 Oct 2016 #2

    Hello Burgurne, :)

    If you like, you could use an option in the tutorial below to change the icon of the USB HDD. OPTION ONE may be best for this though.

    Drive Icon - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    06 Oct 2016 #3

    Hello Brink.
    This guide is the one that showed me how to change icon for a specific letter (f.i. G: ). Option one in the guide will not do what I want, as it should also work with USB-sticks that others bring to me.
    When Windows 10 shifts between icon for HDD, DVD and Bluray (and Microsoft indeed has made a beutifull icon of an USB-stick), I really don't se why Microsoft has not included USB-sticks in Explorer. I'm quite sure Microsoft know what an USB-stick is
    Explorer has to get info about which drive it shows an icon for, since the icon changes between systemDisc, HDD, DVD and Bluray. If possible, I want to add the info about an USB-stick. As seen on the picture, drive H: and Q: is USB-sticks, but it is made by option 3 in your guide, and therefore if I made yet another logical drive on my HDD, it will also show up as an USB :-(

    But if it is not possible, I'll have to settle with Option 3 in your guide in sevenforums. I do hope for a solution though :)

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