This post will show how we can customize our USB and make it a different from others one.
The following tutorial is divided into three parts:
Customize USB flash drive’s icon.
Changing USB flash drive’s background image.
Label your flash drive in own or other’s language.
- Get an icon file to the USB. Suppose the icon file name is usb.ico
- Create a new text document and write or paste the following lines
- Save the new text document as autorun.inf in the USB
- Place the autorun.inf into the USB. If the autorun.inf is created into the USB then this step is not needed.
- Remove your USB safely and plug it again.
- Put an image (*.jpg *.png *.bmp etc.) file into the USB drive. Suppose the image file name is back.jpg
- Open the notepad and paste these lines.
for windows xp:
For windows 7/vista:
- Save the text file as desktop.ini into the USB drive.
- Refresh the window or remove the USB safely and plug it again.
Label your flash drive in own or other’s language: You can add some words as your name or other’s and want to see the words instead of a default USB label. The process will show you how doing that.
- Insert the line
label=”your-name”into the autorun.inf and follow these sub-steps to complete the task.
Already have an autorun.inf on USB:
Open the autorun.inf double clicking on it and paste the line (without quotes) “label=your-name” where “your-name” is the name given by you in your own language.
Create a new autorun.inf file:
To give a name as USB label, USB must have an autorun.inf file which will contain the label declaration. Open your notepad and type [autorun] and then type label=”your-name” where “your-name” is the name given by you in your own language.
- Type your name instead of “your-name” inside the autorun.inf. Here I’ve used my name in Bengali language.
- Now save the file by going file option which is on the top left side of the notepad.
- Select save as and check the file name is autorun.inf
- Change the encoding to UNICODE. The Encoding option is located in the lower middle of save as window.
- Safely remove your USB drive and plug it again. The new given label words are shown as your USB name.