Can't change external harddrive icon? Weird issue.

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

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    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?)
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Do you have Read/Write access and is your time set right?
  3. emmu macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    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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