Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for a Drive in My Computer

Published: Oct 03, 2004
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When you open My Computer window, one or more of the disk drives may be assigned an incorrect or a generic Windows icon rather than disk drive symbol.


This happens due to any of the following reasons:


Delete the Autorun.inf file

If that does not help, follow next method.

Resetting the drive icon settings in the registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ DriveIcons \ <drive>

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Applications \ explorer.exe \ Drives \ <drive>

Note: The text <drive> is a placeholder for the drive letter which is exhibiting an incorrect icon in My Computer.