cannot change hard drive icon

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    I wanna change my hard drive icon .I have a C drive and a F drive.C drive has an icon like in Windows Vista where you can see how much free space there is.I want this also for the F drive , but this just won't work .I have tried IconTweaker and Vista Drive Icon.Nothing works.Thanks!
     
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    go to start, right click on My computer, choose manage, choose disk management, you can see all your drives and how much space is used and/or free.

    This is an xp forum, are you using xp?
     
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    I know that.I wanna change my F hdd icon , so it looks like the C hdd ,where you can see instantly how much free space there is.I tried IconTweaker , VistaDriveIcon , but nothing works.See attachment
     

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    Below from this link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_(file_format)
    Windows XP, by default, employs 48×48 pixel icons in Windows Explorer. Windows XP can be forced to use icons as large as 256×256 by modifying the Shell icon size value but this would cause all 32×32 sized icons throughout the shell to be upsized.[3] Microsoft only recommended icon sizes up to 48×48 pixels for Windows XP.[6] Windows XP can read 256×256 pixel icon images and larger and it can resize them to use if no closer image size is available.[3]
    Windows Vista adds support for displaying 256×256 pixel icon images as a separate view in Windows Explorer, and supports (but does not require) the compressed PNG format. Microsoft recommends that all 256×256 icons in the ICO files should be stored in PNG format to reduce the overall size of the file.[7] The Windows Vista Explorer supports smoothly scaling icons to non-standard sizes which are rendered on the fly even if an image is not present for that size in the icon file. The Windows Vista shell adds a slider for "zooming" the icon sizes in and out. With users using higher resolutions and high DPI modes, larger icon formats (such as 256×256) are recommended.[7]

    http://myappmag.com/make-windows-icons/
    do not know if these will work due to the difference between vista and xp but here are 20 tools to try,
     
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    This is of no use : i have plenty icons from Vista Drive Icons , they are 16 X 16.These won't work either on drive F , only on Drive C.
     
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    sorry, I could not help you.
     
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