Changing icons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Philberttheduck, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

    Philberttheduck

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    #1
    I just downloaded some icons online and would like to put them to use. I got a 2G nano icon and a iMac one (which would replace the "Macintosh HD" icon).

    I just don't know how.. to.. make the new icons the default. :eek:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    First, Copy the new icon (Select the icon > Cmd+C), and then open the info window (Cmd+i) for the icon you wish to change. Click on the small icon in the upper-left and Paste (Cmd+V).
     
  3. Philberttheduck thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Philberttheduck

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    #3
    thanks much. :D

    anyone want to help me on changing the Finder icon?
     
  4. novicew macrumors member

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    Once you change the icon, is it possible to reset it back to the original?
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    CandyBar (universal), iThemeOS (universal), or ShapeShifter (PPC only for now)

    If you used the Get Info trick above, all you need to do is get info again, click on the icon, and press the delete key to restore the default.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    1. Log into an admin account.
    2. Navigate to System -> Library -> Core Services -> Dock.app.
    3. Back-up Dock.app.
    4. Right-/ctrl-click Dock.app, choose Show Package Contents.
    5. Navigate into Contents -> Resources.
    6. Replace the file finder.png with the new file, with the exact same name (remember that they are case-sensitive), you should be asked for your admin password to do this.
    7. Repair permissions (this is actually one of those things that mess them up ).
    8. Relaunch Dock (or log out and back in) and you should be done.

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  7. Philberttheduck thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Philberttheduck

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    Thanks alot. :) Only thing is, I don't know where to "repair permissions".
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Open up Disk Utility – it should be in the 'Utilities' folder in your Applications folder – and select your hard drive from the pane on the left. Click 'Repair Disk Permissions' and you're sorted. ;)
     

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