Set Icon for NTFS drive?

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  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Hello everyone,

    For Bootcamp, I have my drive partitioned into 2 partitions, one for mac, one for PC (NTFS formatted.) I was wondering if it's possible to set my drive icon by changing or adding any files while under windows, since I cannot write to NTFS in Mac..

    Thanks!

    -lieb39
     
  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    You want to change the icon of the drive that is on your mac desktop?
     
  3. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    If this is indeed what you want, you are going to have to use an app called Candybar, and change the icon for all hard disks to whatever icon you want.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Do don't have to have candybar to do this. Here are the instuctions on how
     
  5. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    I've been wondering this myself.

    I don't think that works on windows drives, since you cannot edit them.
     
  6. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Exactly - I use the method described in the Apple document but it doesn't work when you can't write to the drive.. any workarounds? Anyone know the actual files that dictate the icon for that drive?

    Cheers
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Its weird, but supposedly works.

    http://forum.onmac.net/showpost.php?p=5512&postcount=5
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  9. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought something similar to that may work, I'll have a go later at it.
     
  10. Xenesis macrumors regular

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    Huzzah, it worked!

    (That should go into the MR Wiki. XD )
     
  11. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for the help - finally got around to it tonight and it looks great!

    Cheers!
     

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  12. macwhack macrumors member

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    Could you do a step by step procedure for this process......
     

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