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I want to change my cdrom drive icon into one that is same picture with dvd
printed with the picture, as i have a cdrom drive and now a dvd drive want to
distinguish the two, does anyone know how to do that?
 
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> I want to change my cdrom drive icon into one that is same picture with
> dvd
> printed with the picture, as i have a cdrom drive and now a dvd drive want
> to
> distinguish the two, does anyone know how to do that?

The drive icon can be customized through the registry, there is no user
interface to access it without 3rd party software.

The following article explains the technical part of it
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/shell/programmersguide/shell_basics/shell_basics_extending/icon.asp?frame=true#drive_icon
A search on
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons"
will also give you several Web pages explaining how to do it step by step.

I actually do the same very often to differenciate card readers for
CompactFlash, SD, MemoryStick, etc... and wrote a shell extension that add
the ability to change it directly through the drive properties.
If you want to change it the easy way, you might give my utility a look:
http://www.phm.lu/Products/PC/Plus/

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On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 01:35:02 -0800, mark10270
<mark10270@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I want to change my cdrom drive icon into one that is same picture with dvd
>printed with the picture, as i have a cdrom drive and now a dvd drive want to
>distinguish the two, does anyone know how to do that?


Get hold of "Change Icon" program from:-

http://home.nordnet.fr/~pmdevigne/Logiciels/ChangeIcon/ChgIconE.zip

It is "e-mail ware" i.e. no payment - just send him an email if you
use it.


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