Can't change icons

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by avit, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. avit macrumors regular

    avit

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    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.
     
  2. Abcmsaj macrumors member

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  3. avit thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  5. avit thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     
  6. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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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
     

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