Windows 10: Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer!

Discus and support Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello together, I have a PC and a laptop. Both are working with Windows Pro Version 1909, which I always keep up-to-date. In Windows Explorer the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by allesgeheim, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer!


    Hello together,

    I have a PC and a laptop. Both are working with Windows Pro Version 1909, which I always keep up-to-date. In Windows Explorer the icons of my USB Flash Drives were always the same like the icons of the hard drives (or the partitions of them):


    Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer! fzl75l2v.jpg


    Since 9th of November something strange happened. Only my laptop got a new icon for USB flash drives. Windows downloaded it automatically and it is saved in the folder "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataCache\dmrccache\en-US\f4e323bf-0f31-42b6-9ad6-5d5382d3fa83\DeviceInformation"
    See file "ico2001.ico" in 2D and 3D:


    Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer! vrgelooa.jpg


    I have read, that on this day also other people got this problem and it has something to do with a mistake in the communication of the "Device Setup Manager (DSM)" to his server. I think, if the DSM can't download an icon, Windows will use the default icon for volumes. Also in the registry you can set icons based on the drive letters, but as soon as the DSM finds something different, it will change it.

    But my PC didn't get this icon and the folder "dmrccache" is actually empty (there is only a hidden folder "downloads"). Because of optical reasons I prefer a different icon for USB Flash drives. So I already tried to change this circumstance and to adapt the new icon to my PC. But nothing helped. It is resistant against all art so far!

    I copied the complete folder "en-US" from the laptop to the PC and the file "dmrc.idx" and all registry entries with the string "f4e323bf-0f31-42b6-9ad6-5d5382d3fa83" (you will only find it with SYSTEM rights and an additional tool like "Registry Finder" in combination with "NSudo" e.g.).

    But after every new start of my PC the folder "dmrccache" is empty again and the file "dmrc.idx" in the folder "DeviceMetadataCache" is rewritten. That is also strange, because the file "dmrc.idx" of my laptop has not been changed since the new icon was downloaded by Windows. Does anyone has an idea, why it is like this? And which process updates the file "dmrc.idx" (in this case only of the PC)? Can I control this process or can only Windows do this?

    By the way, this icon is also used by the Windows Media Player since a very long time and was always shown on both systems (packed in the file "wmploc.dll"):


    Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer! jgvfjezv.jpg



    Can anyone help me that the new icon from the laptop will we integrated on the PC in the same way? Alternatively it would be OK to teach Windows using the same icon from the file "wmploc.dll".

    Many thanks in advance!

    Best regards,

    :)
     
    allesgeheim, Dec 5, 2019
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  2. USB Flash drive made bootable

    Hi Nelson,

    Check if there is any slide switch on the side that provides write protection. It show's a closed and open lock on each side. We suggest to follow these steps below:

    • Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.
    • Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.
    • Find Disk Drives and expand it.
    • Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the
      Properties dialog box.
    • Click Policies tab.
    • By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press
      OK.
    • Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.
    • Select NTFS in the File System field.
    • Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.

    You can also connect the USB drive on a different computer and try formatting.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Dec 5, 2019
    #2
  3. zbook Win User
    install.wim is 7GB, how to make a bootable USB flash drive

    This is a method to make a ntfs flash drive.

    The trial and error step will be booting using Legacy BIOS...

    Code:
    This is the link:
    Guide: How to Format USB Flash Drive Using Cmd - EaseUS

    The link did not use active so that is why it is a trial and error step.
     
    zbook, Dec 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Suddenly new Icon for all USB Flash Drives at only one Computer!

    Document created in Office 2010 word cannot be copied from USB flash drive to new computer with same software

    Hi ximenapacull,

    Restriction is one of the possible reasons why you cannot copy Word documents to your new computer. However, for us to fully identify the root cause, I need to gather additional information. Kindly answer the following:

    • Is this happening to a specific file?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Have you tried using a different flash drive? If so, did you experience the same issue?
    • What is the current version and build number of your computer? To get the information, kindly follow the steps below:
      • Click on the Start menu.
      • Type winver.
      • Press Enter.

    In the meantime, I suggest downloading the USB troubleshooter in this
    link
    and then run it on the computer. Once done, check if you will still encounter the same issue.

    Please post back with the result for further assistance.
     
    Charianne Per, Dec 5, 2019
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