December 29th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Making an icon for your USB-flash drive!
Making an Icon for your USB-flash drive
by Kurt_der_koenig 12-28-04
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.
Windows XP (all versions support this)
A USB-flash drive (can also be done with CD/ DVDs, and other flash drives)
Windows 2000 & below
An icon editor---> here
Text editor (can't leave out the obvious, can we )
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-
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!)
February 2nd, 2005, 10:25 PM
awesome idea, thanks for the info!!!!
February 3rd, 2005, 03:25 AM