Anyone know how to change the finder icon?

daneoni

macrumors G4
Original poster
Mar 24, 2006
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I'd like to change my finder icon from macintosh to an Aqua Apple logo but its doesnt seem to be a walk in the park. Anyone know how to do this?
 

shawsinio

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May 29, 2006
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daneoni said:
I'd like to change my finder icon from macintosh to an Aqua Apple logo but its doesnt seem to be a walk in the park. Anyone know how to do this?
the easiest way is to download candybar, and have all the icons in one place so you can change them easily, you can get it from www.versiontracker.com
 

twistmac

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Mar 25, 2006
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Or you can do it with Terminal if you just don't want to use Candybar.

1. Backup the old icon

cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/
sudo mv Finder.icns Finder.icns.bak


2. Put in the new one.

sudo cp ~/Desktop/NewFinder.icns ./Finder.icns


You'll probably have to logout and login for the dock icon to change, but the icon in the finder will update by itself before too long.
 

paul35

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Sep 21, 2006
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I was out on interfacelift.com and there is a new product out there called ithemeos that lets you change your icons and even lets you convert your own pictures to icons. I tried it last night to change my login screen image and it works great. They let you try it for free but I think it's like only 12 bucks to buy it. Good luck!