|Nope - just making sure I had the story right.|
I don't know where drive icon information is buried - presumably in the registry. I'll keep looking but haven't had much luck so far (unusual).
In the meantime you could try (if you haven't already) unplugging the USB drive restarting the computer then plugging the drive in again - none too hopeful but I suppose something of this sort might shake it into shape.
Another idea, along similar lines, is to go to Device Manager, find the USB drive, right click Uninstall then restart the system. This would find the drive afresh.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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