If you have windows 7 or windows vista, you have probably noticed that the drive icons in Computer accompany a visual representation of the drive’s capacity. This shows the amount of free and used space on the disk that allows you to see amount of space available on your drive which might be very useful while copying files to that drive.
But Windows XP don’t have this feature that shows free and used space on your drive in Windows Explorer. Windows XP users have to move their mouse pointer over the drive to get the information. To get rid of manually moving mouse pointer over that drive, you can have vista like icons on windows XP. With Vista Drive Icon, a freeware software, you can change the drive icons shown in My Computer, to a nearly Vista drive icon, showing the drive’s free space with a smooth colored horizontal bar.
Just download this software from the link given at the end of the article, install it and run the application. Now you can see the change under My Computer in Windows Explorer.
You will see the storage bar beneath each of your computer drives. If your drive is almost full and has very little available space, then it will be indicated by red. Blue indicates used space on the drive and white shows available space.
If at any time you want to uninstall this application, you can uninstall it from control panel and it will undo the changes to Windows Explorer and Windows XP operating system.