LaCie Drive Icons

LaCie Drive Icons

How to Change the Drive Icon in Mac OS
How to Change the Drive Icon in Windows

How to Change the Drive Icon in Mac OS

If you reformat or erase your external hard drive in Mac OS, the disk icon may change to the generic icon.

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You can change the icon for this device as long as you have an .icns file. These files for LaCie products are located here.

To change the icon, follow this procedure:

  1. Download the appropriate .zip file and open it to see the contents.
  2. Browse to find the desired .icns file and save it to your Desktop.
  3. Connect the device whose icon you wish to change and wait for it to mount on the Desktop.
  4. Control+click on the device’s icon.
  5. Select Get Info.

  6. Move the Get Info window to a position that also allows you to see the .icns file downloaded earlier.
  7. Drag the .icns file to the icon on the top left corner and release it.

  8. The icon will change.

  9. If the icon does not change, reboot your computer.


Note About Apple Time Machine: When you select a drive as the Time Machine backup destination, the icon will change to this:


Time Machine icons cannot be modified. A Time Machine volume will always display the Time Machine icon.

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How to Change the Drive Icon in Windows

If you reformat or erase your external hard drive in Windows, the disk icon may change to the generic icon.

You can change the icon for this device as long as you have an .ico file. These files for LaCie products are located here.

To change the icon, follow this procedure:

      1. Download the appropriate .zip file and open it to see the contents.
      2. Browse to find the desired .ico file and save it to your Desktop.
      3. Connect the device whose icon you wish to change and wait for it to appear in Computer / File Explorer.
      4. Double-click on the drive to open it.
      5. Drag the .ico file to the drive and drop it, so as to save the file on the drive.
      6. If there is a document called Autorun.inf in the drive, right-click and select to Open with Notepad.


        If no such document exists, launch a Notepad document. A new Notepad document will display.
      7. In the Notepad document, create the following text, exactly as it appears here:

        [autorun]
        icon=.\drivename.ico

        So, for example, we will consider an icon called RuggedMini.ico. The proper text to put into the Notepad document is this:
        [autorun]icon=.\RuggedMini.ico
      8. Save the Notepad file as Autorun.inf on the drive whose icon you want to change.
        At this point, to review, both of the following files must be saved on the drive whose icon you want to change:




        --Autorun.inf
        --The desired .ico file
      9. Safely remove the drive.
      10. Wait 30 seconds.
      11. Reconnect the drive. The icon should be changed.
      12. If the icon does not change, reboot your computer. Disconnect the drive during the reboot and reconnect it once the computer startup process is fully complete.

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