How To Change Drive Icons In Windows 10

Have you ever wanted to customize the look of your drives on Windows 10? By changing the drive icons, you can easily identify your different drives and make your desktop more personalized. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change drive icons in Windows 10.

Step 1: Choose the Icon

First, you need to choose the icon that you want to use. You can choose from the pre-installed icons on your computer or download new icons from the internet. Make sure that the icon file is in .ico format.

Step 2: Create a Folder

Next, you need to create a new folder on your desktop. Name the folder whatever you want your drive to be named. For example, if you want to change your C drive icon, name the folder “C Drive”.

Step 3: Copy the Icon

Now, copy the icon file that you want to use and paste it into the folder that you just created.

Step 4: Rename the Icon File

Rename the icon file to “drive.ico”. Make sure that the file extension is “.ico” and not “.png” or any other format.

Step 5: Change the Drive Icon

Right-click on the drive that you want to change the icon for and select “Properties”. Go to the “Customize” tab and click on the “Change Icon” button. Browse to the folder that you just created and select the “drive.ico” file. Click “OK” to save the changes.

Step 6: Refresh the Desktop

To see the changes, you need to refresh your desktop. Right-click on your desktop and select “Refresh” or press F5 on your keyboard.

Step 7: Enjoy Your New Drive Icon

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the drive icon on your Windows 10 computer. Enjoy your new personalized desktop.


  • Can I use any image format for the icon?

    No, you can only use icons in .ico format. You can convert images to .ico using online tools or icon converter software.

  • Do I need to create a new folder for each drive icon?

    Yes, you need to create a new folder for each drive that you want to change the icon for. The folder name should be the same as the drive letter.

  • Do I need to restart my computer after changing the drive icon?

    No, you don’t need to restart your computer. Just refresh your desktop to see the changes.

  • Can I use animated icons for my drives?

    No, you cannot use animated icons for your drives. Windows only supports static icons in .ico format.

  • Can I revert back to the default drive icon?

    Yes, you can revert back to the default drive icon by selecting “Restore Defaults” in the “Change Icon” window.

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