So I'm new at MacRumors, and I joined for really one reason: No matter what, I cannot get my icon on Mac OS X for Windows 7 to change from the standard hard drive icon. I have read and followed every thread, post and article about it I can find. Some have gotten me really close and taught me a little about what I'm going to have to do. SOme have been utterly useless. However, one particular set of instructions has caught my eye. It goes like this: Replacing the XP Partition's icon If you use a NTFS file system, you will not be able to modify the XP Partition's icon by the "Get Info" procedure. Follow this instructions to see how you can change your XP Partition's icon 1.- Format a USB stick with a FAT file system (you can use any volume really, but it needs to be FAT). 2.- In Mac OS X, set a custom volume icon using the Finder's "More info" window or any tool of your choice. 3.- Open a Terminal window, enter cd /Volumes ls -la You'll see a file listed that has the same name as the FAT volume, but with a "._" prepended. For example, "._USBSTICK". 4.-Copy that file to the equivalent name for the Windows XP NTFS partition by typing in the terminal cp ._USBSTICK ._WinXP 5.- Transfer the ".VolumeIcon.icns" file created on the FAT file system to the root of the NTFS partition, using Windows. 6.- Open a Command Prompt and Enter in "attrib +H +S .VolumeIcon.icns" from the root of your NTFS partition. This will make the file a Hidden, System file, which hides it from curious passers by and even if you have the show hidden and systems files it will not show up in your NTFS partition. Congratulations! Now your XP partition has a new icon. I've seen that this has worked and people are happily praising this method but I still have one problem with it... steps 3-6. Actually, its a bunch of questions. Just saying, screenshots would be VERY, VERY helpful, and if someone can find or can make a video showing this step-by-step clearly, you'd be a MASSIVE help for me, loads of other people and countless people that will encounter this problem in the future. So, the actual questions. What EXACTLY is supposed to happen in Terminal in step 3 and 4? What reactions will the program give to each line entered? And in step 5, this is my biggest question, what the heck is it even saying? Can anyone word it much better? Like, MUCH better? WHERE in the root of the NTFS partition? WHat exactly does it mean by "root?" Isn't that just C:>Users>*Username*? I tried dropping it there but it didn't work so I'm assuming its not the right spot. WHERE EXACTLY is the ROOT? And after making the custom icon the icon for the USB drive, how do I get to it? Am I supposed to have it show hidden files? And in Command Prompt, what exactly am I supposed to type and enter? What exactly should be Command Prompts reactions? How is this supposed to affect how the drive is shown on the Mac OS X partition? So clearly, I am very confused and need help badly. Can any smart, experienced Mac user help me out here? I would be most grateful. Thanks in advance!