Difficulties changing harddrive icon..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fleetwood Mac, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    Canada
    #1
    Since it seems like changing your harddrive icon to look like your computer is all the range these days, I decided to give it a go. I used the good ol' copy paste method to change the icon.The first icon I tried was a traspearent (talking about the background ofcourse) .gif. It looked pretty good, but the background wasn't transparent as an icon. So then I thought I'd try a .png, the same result. Now I've gone looking and found an actual icon which looks pretty good. I though I'd just copy the icon from one get info to the other like I've done for so many other applications and folders, but to no avail. When I click on the png icon I had on my harddrives getinfo thing last, it won't select it. The blue highlight halo isn't appearing at all. On a further note, I can select and copy any other icon in the system, but not paste. Its like all of my icons are read only now.

    Suggestions?

    Update: Tried in other accounts, problem is system wide. All icons are locked.
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    #2
    Download CandyBar. :)

    Go to Get Info, and Owner Permissions, or something like that. When I could change an icon before, I'm sure there was a padlock there I needed to unlock by entering my password, first.
     
  3. Fleetwood Mac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    #3
    Candybar sorted it out.

    Why would Candybar be able to change icons while the sstem can not..

    Edit: I checked for a lock and there wasn't one. I think it might have just been the .png messing with the icon loader or something.
     

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