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    Making an icon for your USB-flash drive!

    Making an Icon for your USB-flash drive
    by Kurt_der_koenig 12-28-04
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    While this is not 'new' and is probably known to everyone here, I will still like to share this. Mainly because I find it cool and it makes my usb-drive alittle more perosonal to me.

    Requirements:

    Windows XP (all versions support this)
    A USB-flash drive (can also be done with CD/ DVDs, and other flash drives)

    Not-supported:

    Windows 2000 & below

    Needed tools

    An icon editor---> here
    Text editor (can't leave out the obvious, can we )
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    Making the icon:

    If you download the icon editor that I have pointed out, everthing is just 'point and click'-almost like bitmap. It even has a capture feature like snag-it, very nice to me. All you have to do is figure out what you want to make an icon of- draw it or out of a picture. Then save it.

    To make everything neat and lessen the possibility of deleting it or misplacing it, make a seperate directory (folder as you may) for your picture. Lastly just transfer the picture to this directory.


    Making the Autorun.inf file:

    This is what makes the whole thing work. To get a general overview of Auotrun files go here, http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...play_works.asp.

    Open up notepad and enter the following-

    Code:
    [autorun]
    Icon=\'yourfiledirectoryhere'\'youriconsnamehere'.ico
    Code:
     
    for example:
    
    
    [autorun]
    Icon=\img\auge.ico
    Save this as Autorun.inf, then close notepad.

    Make sure you have everything on your USB-flash drive then pull it out of its port. Finally, put it back into it's port and it should look like the one I have attached (of course your picture and not mine!)

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    awesome idea, thanks for the info!!!!
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    Hey,

    No problem

    -kurt

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