Windows 10: Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working?

Discus and support Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I have an internal card reader in my PC that can read multiple types of cards (XD, SD, MS, etc), and each card slot is assigned it's own Drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by DJKennedy90, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working?


    Hello,


    I have an internal card reader in my PC that can read multiple types of cards (XD, SD, MS, etc), and each card slot is assigned it's own Drive letter.


    Now, I have customized icons for my internal and removable drives through my RegEdit:


    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\(Drive Letter)\DefaultIcon


    And each Drive that I've given an icon to has been working fine until today. My three internal drives which I've given icons to still have their icons,

    but the removeable drives (SD, XD, etc), have all had their icons replaced with an ugly, generic icon which looks like (given they're small) either a computer tower or even a filing cabinent.


    Disabling then reenabling my card reader has shown that that the icons I've set for in RegEdit are there, they pop up for a second, but then are covered up by this new empty drive icon.


    Is there a way for me to disable this icon and get my custom icons for my removable drives to return? Would greatly appreciate any assistance!

    :)
     
    DJKennedy90, Nov 10, 2019
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    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Nov 10, 2019
    #2
  3. USB Drives plugged in but No Safely Remove Icon in Tray, and


    ....no drives listed in Hardware List.

    When I plug USB drives in, the Safely Remove Hardware icon does not appear in in system tray (its not hidden either)

    First, I went to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Select which Icons Appear on the Taskbar...


    Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working? [​IMG]


    .. and found it was already on

    Next I tried using the solution in this post...

    Solved No safely remove icon in tray any more after Windows 10 Anniversary up - Windows 10 Forums

    ...making a shortcut from "rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll", but when I run the shortcut, there are no devices listed...


    Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working? [​IMG]


    (in this screenshot, you can see two USB drives in the Explorer window in the BG but nothing listed in the panel. )

    NOTE: They are listed in Disk Management and in the Device Manager under Disk Drives, and they function just fine..
    I think the Safely Remove Hardware icon is not appearing because despite being detected and showing in Explorer, Device Manager and Disk Management, its not being listed in this panel for some reason.


    NOTE2: I recently installed a new motherboard.

    ASUS B150M-A
    CPU Intel Core i5 - 6500 (3.2 GHz)
    Mem 4096 MB (DDR4 - 2133)

    I am 100% sure it was working before that, but I cannot say for sure if it was still working after that.
    A friend suggested that it might be a setting in BIOS, but I have looked through it and nothing stands out.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.


    ETA: this is not the system listed in my System Specs page. That is another computer which I still have.
     
    smartcooky, Nov 10, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 Removable Drive Icons Not Working?

    Why is the Safely Remove Hardware icon missing in Windows 10?

    Hi.

    I am using a HP Envy with Windows 10. Safety remove icon missing and I can not safely remove my IPhone.

    I have read that other members of the forum have had the same problem of the Safety remove icon not showing. I followed all the steps suggested by Microsoft link and by pclicious.com. I also created a shortcut on the desk and still no chance for me safety
    remove the IPhone. I add a Galaxy Note II and still the icon was not showing. Then I added a WD external store drive and the icon suddenly appeared. It was showing not only the WD external store but the Galaxy too. However the iPhone was not in the list.

    Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

    Regards.

    Zoraida
     
    Zoraida Quintero-Hardie, Nov 10, 2019
    #4
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