Can't customize icon for my external hard drive

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  1. Caladbolg macrumors newbie

    Caladbolg

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have the icns file to use for customizing my exFAT external hard drive. But every time I click the icon and drag the icns onto it (from the Get Info screen), I only see the default JPEG file icon. Some Googling seems to imply that it's related to permissions, but I cannot edit permissions in any way -- it only says "custom access" with no padlock or anything like that (screenshots attached below)
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    Before dragging

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    After dragging an icns file.

    What would be causing this issue, and how can I change the icon properly? Is it impossible to change the icon for exFAT external drives? Would appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

    xraydoc

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    #2
    I don't think you can change the icon on a non-HFS/AFS volume.
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    #3
    I've always just copied an image, such as a JPG/GIF/PNG, clicked on Get Info, then clicked the icon to highlight the icon and pasted it. Not sure if that still works though.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 603

    flowrider

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