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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Last time I had to deal with this was too many years ago to remember how to solve this.

    How can I get back the "missing" icon of that drive?

    Windows 8.1

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    Right click/Properties/Customise
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Doesn't do anything.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Is that drive configured weird? I've never seen that icon used for a drive before...
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    no
     
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    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I thought Windows 8.1 never bugged out. J/k j/k. :p

    Hope you fix it bud.
     
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    3 things to try:

    1) There might be a hidden autorun.inf file at the root of the drive (easy to find if you switch to "show hidden files, folders...." and uncheck the "hide system files..." options. If there is one there try to delete it, but more than likely it has a system switch attached to it. If so:

    Run Command Prompt with administrator privileges, and use the prompt to switch to the root of G: drive. Then run this command:

    attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf
    del autorun.inf

    Reboot the machine, and see if that helps.

    2) Head to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer

    Open that up, and look for a DriveIcons listing. On the right there should be just the Default listing. If you see anything listed for that drive or that drive letter, delete it, and reboot.

    3) If this were Windows 7 I would normally look in the HKEY Class Roots folder under Applications | explorer.exe to see if there are any drive letter listings, and if so, delete them. Can't recall if Windows 8.1 follows this structure (Windows 10 no longer does).
     
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    When did I ever say Windows 8.1 was without bugs?
     
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    Thank you, I will try that later today.
     

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