Maxtor Basics Desktop – Windows Autorun Icons

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

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

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Download the mbd_drive-icons_3_5.zip file to the Windows Desktop.

  • Step 2

    Extract the mbd_drive-icons_3_5.zip file. You will see the following two (2) files:

    drive icons

    NOTE: Some systems may show these files as autorun.inf and Maxtor_Desktop.ico. This is normal.

  • Step 3

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

  • Step 4

    Safely disconnect the Maxtor Basics Desktop drive from the Windows System then disconnect both power and USB interface cables for about thirty (30) seconds. After which, reconnect the power and USB cables to the Maxtor Basics Desktop drive.

  • Step 5

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

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    Step 6

    Open My Computer (Computer with Windows Vista). You will see the following icon associated with the Maxtor Basics Desktop drive:

     drive icon

    NOTE: Drive letter designation may vary pending on your system.
    The icons are now installed.