Posted by RvdH under Computer & Peripherals  on Aug 30 2009

You have disabled the red U3 Cruzer desktop icon but now want it back?
According to the Sandisk knowledge base artricles, the red U3 Cruzer desktop icon cannot be re-enabled after it has been removed or permanently disabled, is this really true? No is not! here is a utility that restores your red U3 Cruzer desktop icon!

Disable the red cruzer icon

If you ever did right-click on the red U3 Cruzer icon on your desktop and select "Permanently Disable Cruzer Icon" you should have find out there is no possible way to restore or re-enable it.

This is exactly what the SanDisk Knowledge base claims, eg:
WARNING:  The "Red" U3 Cruzer icon cannot be re-enabled after it has been removed or permanently disabled

How is this done?
After clicking "Permanently Disable Cruzer Icon" a cookie (DisableCruzerIcon) is written to the U3 device. U3 Device Cookies are used to store data in a special hidden data area of the device. They are accessible only by U3 DAPI. Applications can store private data in this hidden area.

Ok, so there is a cookie. Well in that case what happens if we delete that particular cookie? Do you have guessed it already? Right, the red U3 Cruzer Icon has returned!

The attached download will do this for you, download the u3p, install it on you Cruzer U3 device and simply run it.

(This utillity is created after being inspired by topic posten on U3 Community Forums)

Restore the red cruzer icon

Download:
RestoreCruzerIcon.zip

Installation:
Unzip RestoreCruzerIcon.zip then in the U3 LaunchPad select "Add Programs" -> "Install from My Computer" -> browse to the downloaded "RestoreCruzerIcon.u3p" and click open. That's all, the rest should go automatically.

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Thumbs up! Great addition, thanks!


posted by gaser at 11/27/2012 09:35

Could not get this to work until i read this comment; perhaps you should explain this within

posted by swisstoni at 9/19/2012 14:58

It says "false" but my icon is still missing. I tried various screen resolution settings, several different computers, and still nada.
Is there some secret method to disable it and then re-enable it ? I'm hoping doing that will reset it's location.


posted by links1fan at 5/17/2011 02:29

Worked perfectly - thanks!


posted by fmoon2000 at 2/17/2011 23:34

Brilliant!
thanks very much!


posted by zippy at 1/17/2011 13:02

Thanks friend it worked i shoulda guessed thats how to install it. Glad to have it back, I miss it so much. Kev


posted by Kev Shultz at 1/13/2011 07:47

@Kev
In the U3 LaunchPad select "Add Programs" -> "Install from My Computer" -> browse to the downloaded "RestoreCruzerIcon.u3p" and click open. That's all, the rest should go automatically.


posted by RvdH at 1/7/2011 09:47

How do you install it into the U3 drive I tried and cant figure it out, please help. thanks


posted by Kev Shultz at 1/5/2011 08:18

I LOVE YOU I'M VERY VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ICON IS RETURNED TO ME XDXDXD


posted by cibus at 9/2/2010 10:44

Thank you So Much. I like my little Red Friend in the Corner! Great Job!!


posted by Richardm at 7/16/2010 08:53

It is working!!!
thanks for your assistance
I am a Nigerian
I am grateful


posted by collins13 at 6/3/2010 21:53

Sorry Sorry Sorry ! The icon was hidden behind the taskbar, maybe I had casually move it. I tried to hide it and restore with your application. Function very well. Really thanks!



posted by paolo at 4/1/2010 21:53

If the value is 'false' the cookie has not been set, meaning the red cruzer icon should be enabled.Did you by any chance drag it outside the Windows desktop view? If so that could indicate the cruzer icon is actually there but is outside your viewing scope. (try with a high resolution monitor)


posted by RvdH at 3/22/2010 17:08

Hi, thanks a lot for your post, but my icon did not return with your application. The value is always 'False'. Can you help me? Maybe something misses on my host pc. Sorry for basic english.
Paul


posted by paolo at 3/17/2010 20:21

Big Thanks and wonderfull and powerfull share.


posted by g123456 at 2/27/2010 18:45

Thank u very very much, the icon finally back !


posted by Henry at 1/29/2010 08:09

Geat work, thanks heaps for doing this!


posted by sumrandom at 11/26/2009 00:57

thank you very much, my icon finally returned!!


posted by baby3122 at 11/4/2009 22:58



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