[Solved] USB HDD button icon: shown in one Windows but not in other?

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[Solved] USB HDD button icon: shown in one Windows but not in other?

Post by *drake5000 » 2018-09-25, 16:39 UTC

So I have two Windows 10 installations (on same PC) with two different situations:
In the first one: CheckUsbHdd=0, USB HDD icons are same as basic HDD icons (no green arrow), USB Flash icons - as removable drive icons (with green arrow);
Image: https://i.imgur.com/GRTsbQS.png

In another Windows if I set CheckUsbHdd=0, all usb drives icons (both HDD and Flash) are as basic HDD (no green arrow):
Image: https://i.imgur.com/ywC1614.png

and if I set CheckUsbHdd=1, all usb drives icons (both HDD and Flash) are shown as removable (with green arrow):
Image: https://i.imgur.com/MtYUegr.png

I like the 1st situation more but can't set it up in my second Windows.
So what's the issue here? Is it because of different USB-controller driver or something?
Can I force TC to show a certain type of icon for USB storage drive?
Last edited by drake5000 on 2018-09-26, 12:48 UTC, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: USB HDD button icon: shown in one Windows but not in other?

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-09-26, 08:15 UTC

It depends on what Windows reports in call to GetDriveType: Normally Windows would report "Removable" for USB flash drives and "Fixed" for USB harddisks. If you set CheckUsbHdd=1, TC will do extra checks to determine whether a drive is connected via USB or not, so it can show the arrow also for USB harddisks. For some unknown reason, your second PC seems to report USB flash drives as "Fixed" too.
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Re: USB HDD button icon: shown in one Windows but not in other?

Post by *drake5000 » 2018-09-26, 12:48 UTC

For some unknown reason, your second PC seems to report USB flash drives as "Fixed" too.
Okay thank you for the answer. I fixed the problem by removing all usb controller drivers and auto-installing them again. The problem was caused by these drivers:
Disk drive 2.3.72.0
USB Mass storage device 4.1.1.0

that were installed by DriverHub
Without installing them USB Flash drive detection works properly

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