Ubuntu – How to customize/label the hard drive icons in the launcher


Is there any way to change the hard drive icons in the launcher since I have 4 total hard drives and they all look the same. I was wondering maybe to add the LABEL of the hard drive (If exists) to the button someway or a custom icon for each. That way I know which icon is which hard drive.

An image to give an idea of my problem:

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As you can see, the last 4 icons look the same.

Best Answer

I have a GoFlex which I changed the display Icon by adding two things to the hard drive.

1) Create an Image Icon or import an icon of your choice that represents your hard drive. I recommend no larger than (128 x 128 pixels) and a transparent background.

Mine is like this:

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2) Name it "whatever.ico" and save it to the hard drive's "/" partition

3) Create a text file with the name "autorun.inf" and in the the file place 2 lines of text like this:

[autorun] icon=\whatever.ico

4) save the text file to the same "/" partition.

Now this is how mine is displayed and when I take to my win7 computer it is the same there too:

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Shows on the panel also.

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