In this step, we will make a basic, do-nothing Autorun file. All that will change is the name of the USB drive, and the icon that goes with it.
Open Notepad (or Notepad++ or what ever you use) and type the following:autorunicon=NAME.icolabel=NAMEBEFORE YOU SAVE IT!
Where it says autorun
, insert brackets around the word. I cannot type this in the Instructable, as it the Instructable creating software would turn the word into a link. Refer to the picture for the correct format.
Here is what you typed:autorun
: This states that this is an Autorun file, and what follows describes what the drive will look like and how it will act.icon
: This will change the icon of the drive (in the "My Computer" screen) to a custom one that you choose. The picture you choose must be an icon file (it must have the extension ".ico"). You can get pictures of that format from http://www.iconarchive.com/
and many other websites.label
: This will change the name of the drive to whatever you choose, as long as what you choose does not contain too many characters.
OK. Save the file to the main directory on your drive ("My Computer, Removable Drive X"). Eject the drive, then plug it back in. If you saved it to an internal hard drive, you will have to restart the computer.
If you are adding an icon to the drive, you will need to have an icon file to go use. An icon file is NOT a picture you got off the internet. It must have the extension ".ico". If it does not, then it will not work. Place the icon in the same directory as the Autorun file. Once you have done this, go back into the Autorun file and change the line that says icon=NAME.ico
to have the name of the icon (keep the part that has the ".ico".