Can't Restore Default Finder Icon :(

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Shawzborne, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

    Shawzborne

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    Hi guys,

    So ya I found out the hard way that you cannot change the finder icon in mavericks. Any ideas on how I can restore the icon back to the way it was before? I did make a backup of the original PNG but it doesnt seem to restore.

    [​IMG]

    Shawn
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Not sure if this will work on Mavericks, but this is what I would do:

    Go to /System/Library/CoreServices. Find 'Finder.app' and click on it. Press Command-I to open the inspector. Then click on the icon in the top right and hit the backspace key.

    To then restart the Dock and Finder, open Terminal and type 'killall Dock' and hit enter. Not sure if the next step is needed, but then type 'killall Finder'.

    Let me know how it goes.
     
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Most changed Icons revert to default by the usual get info, select the icon > Delete.
     
  4. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    there is no get info for finder

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    it wouldnt let me use the delete button on it it just made that cannot use sound
     
  5. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Your on a virtual machine or external drive I assume. Download dp4 or dp1 and manually update. Its a pain, I did this twice because I was doing similar stupid stuff.
     
  6. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I am not I own a MacBook Air 2013 512 gb ssd 8gb ram no external drives required
     
  7. Binarymix macrumors 65816

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    Try browsing to /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app

    Right click - show package contents -

    /Contents/Resources/

    Copy any .icns file you want to use. Name it Finder.icns

    It'll ask for your Admin password, type it and press enter.

    If you want the default finder icon, I'm sure you can find the Finder.icns file somewhere online. Not sure if posting it would break the DMCA rules.
     
  8. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Well, you should be, I would advise. Don't run betas on your main os unless you know what your doing as in don't fiddle around the system library.

    Like I said, I did it. And that wasn't even running internally. And it was not a very good idea. Your main hope now is that dp7 will fix it or you will have to wipe your drive and reinstall of a USB stick (I think). Anyway, best of luck. Your gonna need it.
     
  9. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Read above⬆️ I already still have the original icons
     
  10. Binarymix macrumors 65816

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    If it's just the dock not showing your finder icon, then you have to drop the original .png files into the Dock.app under the same location as the finder, as another person mentioned in the changing icons thread above.

    If none of these suggestions work, then it must be due to the code signing in Mavericks.

    Though I have successfully changed app store, and iTunes icons this way.
     
  11. pieterv macrumors newbie

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    It's definitely still possible to change the Finder icon in Mavericks.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    edit: the filename is case-sensitive, also check that.
     
  12. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Its definitely possible to change all Mavericks icons and revert back to originals
     

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  13. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    You can do it this way or using Candybar

    Here's the original https://www.dropbox.com/s/w82t7yol9yp5nqu/16.png
     
  14. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys I fixed it

    somehow thepng got renamed to finder128.png lmao. I will trying adding a custom icon now thanks for all your guys help I appreciate it!
     
  15. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how did you change the dock style and also add invisible spacers inbetween???

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    Im trying to use a custom finder icon but its not working I have made sure the same pic is Finder.icns in the dock section and finder.png in the finder.app section
     
  16. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. pieterv, Aug 23, 2013
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    pieterv macrumors newbie

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    1. He didn't
    2. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071115133729552
    3. Just check my post above and it should work.
    You shouldn't have to worry about the icns file in Finder.app in my experience:
    [​IMG]
    Check filename (case sensitive), check the resolutions of both png files, maybe repair disk permissions (I know that's mentioned every time anyone has any problem at all, but you never know…)
     
  18. Shawzborne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got it working now just customizing every single icon, let me know if someone figured out how to change the dock
     

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