Create Custom Flash Drive Icons

Posted September 22, 2007 by tipmonkies in Windows

You can easily make your USB flash drive show up in Windows with a custom icon. Here is how to do it.


To make your USB flash drive show up in Windows with a custom icon follow these steps:

First find an .ico file you want to use. Favicons from websites work nicely, for example. Here is a if you would like to use it.

Next, name your your .ico file autorun.ico and put it in the root of your drive.

Then create a text file with notepad called autorun.inf in the root of the drive and put this inside it:


[autorun]
icon=autorun.ico

(You can actually name the icon anything you want as long as you put the correct filename in the autorun.inf file).

Now, whenever you plug it into a Windows machine, it will show your custom icon!

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