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clarkewingh
Apr 12, 2010, 10:17 PM
Hey everyone, just wanted to post up my personal collection of custom designed icons for use with external hard drives.

Here's the one I custom made for the Iomega Silver portable HD.
You can download it in ICNS format here (http://www.mediafire.com/?ima0motn1gt).
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c17c05304f.png
Here's the icon I made for my black WD Passport.
You can download it in ICNS format here (http://www.mediafire.com/?mlmjzuqnnjw).
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/2bd0cafe67.png
If you need me to make an icon for one of your external HDs please just let me know. I might not have it ready right away because I have a job but I'll do my best to do it fast and well. :)

itickings
Apr 13, 2010, 05:11 AM
The WD Passport one would confuse me a lot, since it isn't plugged in :D

JasonBourne1
Apr 13, 2010, 08:28 AM
Request - Seagate FreeAgent Desk

ethical
Apr 13, 2010, 08:37 AM
They look really nice OP, great work! As someone else said, the WD one might look even cooler if you add the USB cable in it, with the cable fading away...although that would ruin the clean rectangular shape of the icon, so maybe not. Either way, great job!

SanderH
Apr 13, 2010, 11:29 AM
Requesting the My Book Studio :p

cmustin
Apr 13, 2010, 11:04 PM
Request - Seagate FreeAgent Desk

Second'd - I hate the ugly orange icon...

clarkewingh
Apr 13, 2010, 11:41 PM
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/47219398d5.png

Click here (http://www.mediafire.com/?mtguzigwii0) to download ICNS.
Edit: Will be working on adding the USB cable and making the other icon tomorrow..

clearyjp
Apr 14, 2010, 02:01 AM
Sorry noob question, but how do I use the new icon? I followed a guide from apple.com but it didn't work.

ethical
Apr 14, 2010, 03:52 AM
Sorry noob question, but how do I use the new icon? I followed a guide from apple.com but it didn't work.

Use this (http://freemacsoft.net/LiteIcon/), it's free.

clarkewingh
Apr 14, 2010, 09:14 AM
There's another solution too if you don't want to use litecom: open up the icon file in Preview, when it opens, press Command + C on your keyboard. Quit preview. Select the disk who's icon you want to change and Command + I, click the original icon (top left) in the window that opens, a blue glow effect should then appear. Press Command+V on your keyboard. Your icon is changed.

cderalow
Apr 14, 2010, 09:28 AM
hehe, that would be confusing for folks like me who have multiples of the same drive.

Personally, the external drive gets the icon set to its purpose.

for example:

my 3 primary networked drives, and one direct connect external

WD MyBook Mac 1TB: hermes: backup: backup umbrella icon
WD MyBook Mac 1TB: athena: applications storage: default applications folder icon
WD MyBook Essential 2TB: hyperion:itunes media: iTunes icon
WD MyPassport Studio 500GB: chronos: time machine: time machine icon

I'm pretty consistent with that for pen drives as well.

makes it easy to identify what's what on the desktop.

CarlSanderson
Apr 15, 2010, 12:31 AM
requesting the western digital icon but in blue,thanks.

hawksley21
Apr 15, 2010, 04:53 AM
I'd like to request an icon for the Seagate Expansion drive

Thanks in advance

The JTizzle
Apr 15, 2010, 04:52 PM
Would love the following plz.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB

and all 3 color versions of:


http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/USB2/OWC_Express

lewis82
Apr 15, 2010, 08:00 PM
Would love the following plz.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB

and all 3 color versions of:


http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/USB2/OWC_Express

http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=/icons/icons.html


On another note, I would like this one:

link (http://verbatim.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=A3271A07-1143-3415-5F0ACB9D7825CD34&cat_id=A2EEE0D6-1143-3415-5FC347F5645B6AE1)

It should not be very complicated...

The JTizzle
Apr 16, 2010, 09:21 AM
yah I have that one but it's kind of weak, I'd make an illustrated one but just don't have the time myself.

reebzor
Apr 16, 2010, 11:51 AM
I download/make an icon for every external I have. I'll post them all up a little later.

surgedc5
Apr 17, 2010, 03:49 AM
requesting seagate freeagent go and newer versions of wd passport elite plz :cool:

htg
Apr 26, 2010, 06:59 AM
For ppl who don't get how to change the icon, all you have to do is right click on the drive or folder you want to change, click get info then drag the .icns file onto the pic of the drive in the get info. It should change.

godaz
Apr 26, 2010, 05:03 PM
these are great, thanks for posting

ozreth
Apr 26, 2010, 05:27 PM
Hey everyone, just wanted to post up my personal collection of custom designed icons for use with external hard drives.

Here's the one I custom made for the Iomega Silver portable HD.
You can download it in ICNS format here (http://www.mediafire.com/?ima0motn1gt).
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c17c05304f.png
Here's the icon I made for my black WD Passport.
You can download it in ICNS format here (http://www.mediafire.com/?mlmjzuqnnjw).
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/2bd0cafe67.png
If you need me to make an icon for one of your external HDs please just let me know. I might not have it ready right away because I have a job but I'll do my best to do it fast and well. :)

Thanks for this! Gonna use it : )

plasticphyte
Apr 26, 2010, 09:49 PM
<snip>

my 3 primary networked drives, and one direct connect external

WD MyBook Mac 1TB: hermes: backup: backup umbrella icon
WD MyBook Mac 1TB: athena: applications storage: default applications folder icon
WD MyBook Essential 2TB: hyperion:itunes media: iTunes icon
WD MyPassport Studio 500GB: chronos: time machine: time machine icon
<snip>

Slightly off topic, but it's nice to know I'm not weird when it comes to naming machines/HDD's.

I've named all my computers after Greek/Roman/Norse gods bar two, my first one was Arkleseizure, the second was Deep Thought.

Machines have been called:

Heimdall - P4 3Ghz (dad's)
Mjollnir - My old PC - I upgraded a number of parts to a new PC but kept the same name
Hyperion - currently iMac (27" i7)
Freyr - Old hackintosh laptop
Thor - Interim computer of some description quite a few years ago.
Helius - currently a 15" MBP (late 08 UB)

Jimmy Pierce
Jun 9, 2010, 02:16 AM
I've tried dragging the icns file several times and all it does is copy it onto the hard drive itself. Any suggestions?

MacNovius
Jun 9, 2010, 08:02 PM
I've tried dragging the icns file several times and all it does is copy it onto the hard drive itself. Any suggestions?

If you're new to changing icons this should help.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2493

jonothon77
Jul 1, 2010, 01:55 PM
Can't install the WD passport icon. Once i remove the ".txt" from the downloaded icns file, it appears as the proper icon. but the icon in the upper left hand corner of the info window of your icon is a generic icns doc icon. i've replaced zillions of icons before, and would like to use this one, but it's eluding me. what am i doing wrong?

Hey everyone, just wanted to post up my personal collection of custom designed icons for use with external hard drives.

Here's the icon I made for my black WD Passport.
You can download it in ICNS format here (http://www.mediafire.com/?mlmjzuqnnjw).
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/2bd0cafe67.png
If you need me to make an icon for one of your external HDs please just let me know. I might not have it ready right away because I have a job but I'll do my best to do it fast and well. :)

clarkewingh
Jul 2, 2010, 01:31 AM
Here is my way of doing it. It works best. I've been surprised by all the trouble people were having when doing it another way.. :apple: There's another solution too if you don't want to use litecom: open up the icon file in Preview, when it opens, press Command + C on your keyboard. Quit preview. Select the disk who's icon you want to change and Command + I, click the original icon (top left) in the window that opens, a blue glow effect should then appear. Press Command+V on your keyboard. Your icon is changed.

jsf8x
Jul 14, 2010, 10:15 PM
Would anybody care to make me a black version of the current internal hard drive icon to fit with my desktop and such?

THanks so much in advance!

Hisdem
Jul 14, 2010, 10:50 PM
If it's not too much trouble, could you make one for the iomega ScreenPlay Plus?

xi mezmerize ix
Jul 27, 2010, 10:42 AM
Anyone have an icon that looks like the default firewire ones, but instead of the firewire symbol, they have an apple, windows logo, western digital logo, etc.?

hazza.jockel
Jul 28, 2010, 05:44 AM
cheers mate, i'm using the WD passport one now.

I used candy bar to change my icon.