Maxtor Basics Portable – Windows Autorun Icons

The following procedure provides the steps necessary to return install the Windows Autorun icons to a Maxtor Basics Portable drive in the event that the drive has been reformatted.

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Note: The procedure will copy the Windows Autorun icons to a Maxtor Basics Portable drive. Though this is a simple, benign procedure, it is recommended that you backup any/all critical data before continuing.


  • Step 1

    Download the file to the Windows Desktop.

  • Step 2

    Extract the file. You will see two files:

    drive icons

  • Step 3

    Select the Autorun and Maxtor_Portable icon files and copy them to the root of the Maxtor Basics Desktop drive.


    See Document ID: 206419 for information on how to do that.

  • Step 4

    Safely disconnect the Maxtor Basics Portable drive from the Windows computer, then disconnect the USB cable for about thirty seconds.

    Then, reconnect the USB cable.

  • Step 5

    Once connected, an AutoPlay window may open on the Windows Desktop. Click on the Cancel button to close this window.

    Step 6

    Open (My) Computer. The proper icon should be restored.