Can't change external harddrive icon? Weird issue.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jason2811, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Just formatted my new external drive as exFAT. I tried to change the icon but this keeps happening. I reformatted the drive as OS X Journaled and I was able to change the icon. But when I format as exFAT I get this weird icon error. See the pic attached. Anyone know about this or why it's happening?

    (Also, the date shows up as 1980, what is going on?)

    http://i.imgur.com/X1raP.png
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Do you have Read/Write access and is your time set right?
     
  3. emmu macrumors newbie

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    I just ran into a similar problem. I think maybe exFAT can't handle the large size icons. I stripped the 256x256 and 512x512 icons from my .ico file, and then I was able to apply it without a problem.

    Good luck!
     

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