Can't change icons

avit

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Original poster
Jul 8, 2010
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Over there
Okay, so I've read at least 10 sites telling me how to do this. I click get info on the .icns file that i want, get info on the folder/file i want to put that icon on, copy and paste it onto the thing in the corner, and i get this. It just has the generic ICNS picture. PLEASE help.
 

ergdegdeg

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Oct 13, 2007
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No need to buy CandyBar. There must be something wrong with the files (I'm not really sure how .icns files work, but it's a frequent problem). Use img2icns to convert them to a usable .icns format for free.
 

avit

macrumors regular
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Jul 8, 2010
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Over there
alright, i'll try it and report back. thanks :)

edit: well uh, i kinda got the icons working by putting the files that i got in the contents > resources folder. i dunno. sorry if i'm a noob. :D
 

Caleb531

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Oct 17, 2009
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Ironically, you can't paste an icon from ICNS to application. But you can paste an icon from application to application. For instance

You can't copy safari.icns's icon to firefox.app

You can copy safari.app's icon to firefox.app

Hope that made sense