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Hard drive icons

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    windows 8.1

    Hard drive icons


    Hello,

    I've noticed that in Windows explorer the hard drive icons don't always look the same. e.g. my C: drive has a windows symbol on it, presumably because that is the one which has windows on it. A drive which is shared has an image of a hand on it. etc. etc.

    Is there a list somewhere which tells you what all the different symbols mean? My E: drive has a symbol of a head (or a face) on it, which I think means that there is some "user" aspect to that drive, but I can't work out what.

    Thanks,

    Ackoman

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi, i have never expierence that, i dont think anyway , sure its not from some third party software you installed, mine all look like external HDD cases
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    windows 8.1


    Well, your C: drive has a windows image on it, so that is the same as mine. I turned sharing off for the E: drive and lo and behold the faces/heads icon disappeared so I guess that is the explanation.

    Still doesn't explain why I can't create a system image backup on the E: drive, but that's a different issue.
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  4. #4


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    I remember there being an icon list but no icon descriptions. I will search into it.
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  5. #5


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Ok all I could find was a list of most of the windows icons. It is on your computer at C:\windows\System32\imageres.dll
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by ackoman View Post
    Well, your C: drive has a windows image on it, .
    lol,i got to stop posting when iam so tired
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