Adding the aol instant messenger sound to messages?

Arcade

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Hello,

I'm trying to add the instant messenger sound with the same steps as my other post "adding the you got mail sound to mail" but the file name is not showing up in the message received sound list. When I go into system preferences>sound in the alert sound box the sound file is listed there.
 

allan.nyholm

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I do realise that the thread is about Messages but aren't Messages and FaceTime sounds mixed together and taken from the same spot on the drive? After looking in the path below I think that they are.

I'm trying this myself after reading your situation. I came to think of a debate regarding custom FaceTime sounds on the Mac and I turned to Google and it found this: https://forums.imore.com/os-x-yosemite-10-10/297627-custom-ringtones-facetime-yosemite.html

edit: The thread on iMore Forums has much more information - including the plist I mention below. Doesn't seem like a straight forward thing.

edit: error in the formating of the path below - my bad. Checked this morning.
Basically I think you need to do what a user writes - backup and replace an existing tone in this location:
Code:
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Ringtones
and possibly(makes sense) add this to the new custom ringtone:
Code:
sudo chown root:wheel /Path to custom ringtone - drag and drop in the file after the added space after setting permissions of the file
I've tried to no end adding in a custom ringtone as I also think there's a .plist inside the FaceTime and possibly Messages application on the Mac that controls and adds in ringtones. You need to be able to write to these locations using your Recovery Partition and Terminal on there:
Code:
csrutil enable --without fs
or
Code:
csrutil disable
I use the first SystemIntegrityProtection bypass at the moment. The latter is not recommended - in fact I wouldn't recommend turning off SIP in any case. I do it because I -well, am foolish

I haven't got any other idea as to pull this off. I have many Adium sounds that I'd like to add in to Messages and FaceTime if I could without much effort.
 
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Arcade

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Thank you for the reply.

I started doing that one the other day but when I went into Go To: and I pasted "
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Ringtones/" it just showed me the folders of my home folder. I stopped because I didn't want to mess something up. I thought that it could be an easier way or that I was doing something wrong.
 

allan.nyholm

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Oh yes -- if you go one path up or back:
Code:
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AlertTones
There should be some for you there.. I wonder why Finder is taking you to your Home folder :/

If you have SIP on I don't think you'll be allowed to even go to these places and view them and thus Finder is sending you to your user Home folder
 
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Arcade

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This is weird I just copied the code in your post and it works.

Maybe because I was turning on and off the hidden folders? by pressing Shift + Command + . ( Period )

I'm going to do it now.

Thank You!
 

allan.nyholm

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I think I know why you had a fallback to your Home folder -- I made a copy+paste error (can you believe it)

Also, if you ever get somewhere with all this then can you give a heads up - I know right as I type this most of the US is sound asleep - take your time. :)
 
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Arcade

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Thank you for your help.

I haven't done it yet because I don't want to fiddle with terminal and mess something up. I'm going to bestbuy maybe later today to pickup a Samsung t5 drive so I can backup first the files.
 
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