Changing Hard Drive Icon?

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  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    I have a C2D MBP. Is this possible??? I see screen shots with different images instead of the normal HD image on the desktop.

    Thanks!

    P.S. Is customizing bad for the OS at all? Like can stuff go wrong, or is changing icons pretty basic stuff?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You can change the icon like this...

    1. Select the icon you want to change your drive to.
    2. Choose "Get Info" from the File Menu, or click command-I.
    3. Click the icon in the upper left of the info window.
    4. Choose "Copy" from the Edit menu (or type command-C).
    5. Select your drive on the desktop and "Get Info" for it.
    6. Click the icon in the upper left of the info window.
    7. Select "Paste" (command-V) from the Edit Menu.


    Easy as that and twice as simple. Changing an icon like this won't cause you any OS related problems, so don't fret.
     
  3. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awesome! This'll only make my MBP even sweeter! Now, where do I find a good icon picture for a MBP? :p
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just find a picture you like (or a folder icon you like), get that onto the clipboard (copy it), and mark the HD and use cmd-I to open the Info window, then click on the icon inside the image window and paste in your new HD icon...

    Picture 1.jpg

    Later, you can use something like pic2icon to make icons of your favourite image-files...

    And even later make custom icons using Icon Composer (part of Apple's Developer Tools).

    Enjoy. :)
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Your best bet would be to have a look at some of the Mac icon sites and have a browse through their collections – The Iconfactory and Pixelgirl Presents are two sites that are worth a look.
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    There's also an application called Candybar that can help change the icon plus others easily. The only downside is that it's shareware.
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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