How can I change the alert sound to anything?

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  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    #1
    I'm trying to take an aiff file and drag it into the sound effects folder, but it won't allow it.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Is that /System/Library/Sounds or /Library/Sounds? The latter should be safe.
     
  3. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    That IS the folder I"m trying to put the sound in, but when I do an error comes up saying "this can't be modified" You could change the error sound in system 9, why not in 10?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You also might try the one under your home directory.

    The only reason I can imagine that it wouldn't work is that permissions aren't correct for the folder. Mine shows that System owns it, which means the regular administrator can't get to it. I wouldn't know why that would be important to keep safe.
     
  5. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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    THANKS putting the file in the sound folder under home/library did the trick!
     

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