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How do I change the icon for my Seagate Hard Drive

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    windows 8

    How do I change the icon for my Seagate Hard Drive


    I bought a seagate hard drive a while back and it has worked fine for the last year. Recently, the icon for my hard drive was replaced by a broadcom SD card icon. i have tried changing it back using .inf, using RegEdit, uninstalling Broadcom card reader, and uninstalling the HDD. None of those methods have worked. The crappy icon is kinda annoying. Is there a way to change it back or do i have to factory reset my computer/portable HDD

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Battleman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using either option in the tutorial below may allow you to change the drive's icon to what you like.

    Drive Icon - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    windows 8


    Oh thanks, turns out I just put down the wrong path name.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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