Anyone know how to change the finder icon?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by daneoni, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    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?
  2. shawsinio macrumors regular

    May 29, 2006
    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
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  4. twistmac macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2006
    Fort Collins, CO
    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/
    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.
  5. paul35 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2006
    I was out on 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!

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