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adel samir

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I am using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) on laptop dell inspiron 3542 core i7 and for some reason all my removable USB flash drives are shown with generic icons:

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This doesn't affect the performance and every thing works fine.

I switched to a different user on the same PC and the same operating system and the icons are shown correctly:

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Now I know it is a problem with the user but don't know how to fix it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell inspiron 3542
    CPU
    core i7 4510U
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel and Nvidia 840m
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast

endeavor

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Now I know it is a problem with the user but don't know how to fix it.

Perhaps you installed a program and it changed default drive icons to itself with a autorun.inf change, or etc, but...

..You can research all the ways to change it for instance on this forums sister forum, which the tutorial also covers Windows 8:
How to Change a Drive Icon in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8:​
Here

..or if it was Windows 10 then you could find those very similar answers at our other sister forum:
Here
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ..all towers built from scratch
    CPU
    i7's
    Other Info
    ..including W98SE/WXP
    No VM's ..all OS's are live

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    INTEL Core i5-750
    Motherboard
    ASUS P7P55D
    Memory
    KINGSTON HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27MP33HQ 32" IPS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB, 2 x SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
    PSU
    ANTEC TruePower New TP-550, 80 PLUS®, 550W
    Case
    ANTEC Three Hundred Illusion
    Cooling
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus, 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm Case
    Internet Speed
    20 + Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Avast

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