Missing Icon.

By GTGear ยท 4 replies
Aug 5, 2006
  1. I recently installed a new theme to my computer. It was Windows Vista. Well, it didn't work, so I unistalled it, but now the icon to my C Drive is missing.

    Pic of problem.

    Is there anyway to fix this?
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Can you access your hard drive without problems?
  3. GTGear

    GTGear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    I can access it normally. No problems.
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Two solutions -

    1.Delete the Autorun.inf file in the root directory of the drive.

    Enable Windows to Show all files
    From My Computer, right-click the drive-letter, and choose explore
    Locate the file named Autorun.inf (in the drive's root directory)
    Delete the file Autorun.inf if found
    Logoff and login back to your user account.

    2.Reset the drive icon settings in the registry

    Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
    Navigate to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ DriveIcons \ <drive>
    Backup the branch to a file, and then delete the <drive> key

    Navigate to :

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Applications \ explorer.exe \ Drives \ <drive>
    Backup and delete the <drive> key

    Close Registry Editor and restart Windows.
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    If you can access it just fine, it doesnt matter if the icon is missing. It's merely decoration. Your problem is not fatal.
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