Changing your drive and folder icons

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The_Wall, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. The_Wall macrumors member

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    Hi. I was wondering if I could get any help on how to change the image of my hard drive and folders. I have downloaded a couple of sets of icons that I like and now just need help setting them up . Any help at all would be great.

    Thanks.

    The_Wall
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    use apple-i to pull up info screen on both the application/folder you want to change the icon of and the new icon itself.

    in that info screen, there is a small version of the icon. click on the custom icon you want to use, apple-c (copy).

    go to the info screen for the target app/folder, click on the small icon, apple-v (paste).

    if you want to restore the original icon, click on the small icon, press 'delete'.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #3
    Some icons you will not be able to change with this method, for those you will need Candybar.
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    well, for the drive and most folders, my method should work.

    i don't know how to change the trash, i guess. but if you can't change on the first try, you can just modify the permissions and i've been successful...

    looks like a very nice app, though. (the priciness depends on how much use you get out of it, i guess.)
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    yeah candyapp is good and easy for changing those icons that have change with the situation, like the trash can (empty and full) and like cd icons and that good stuff. but just plain hard drives and folders apple i will be the ticket.

    iJon
     
  6. The_Wall thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey thanks for all your help. The first method worked well, and I will use it unless i need Candybar. Thanks so much. Every has been really helpful with all my questions.

    The_Wall
     

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