Change Finder icon?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by JColling, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. JColling macrumors newbie

    JColling

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    Greetings.

    I am trying to change the finder icon that you see on your dock. There is no folder called CORE SERVICES in OS Sierra and because of that I am not able to locate the "Dock.app". So, does anyone know where to find the Dock.app? I have not been able to find it. :(
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    try using https://freemacsoft.net/liteicon/
    also, you'll need to reboot into recovery, and disable SIP (google this). then, after you change the icon, you should boot again into recovery, and re-enable SIP...
     
  3. JColling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :apple:I don't want to download any apps. Thanks for the link, though. It is an answer, but not THE answer I am in need of which is okay for now, I am sure someone else will comment. Once again, I would like to know the LOCATION of the dock.app as the file structure has obviously changed in Sierra. Please post. :apple:
     
  4. fisherking, Nov 5, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016

    fisherking macrumors 603

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    just curious: what's wrong with doing this with an app? less 'destructive' than replacing an OS file, and useful when you update the OS next time. liteicon lets you change lots of icons (if you want), and has been around a long time.

    either way you'll still need to disable SIP to change an icon. and am sure someone can point you in the right direction.


    EDIT: HD>System>Library>CoreServices>Finder, then "show package contents">Resources>Finder.icns

    pretty sure you change that file's contents, reboot (you may need to force-quit the Finder, or clear a cache or something...). anyway, good luck!
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Eh?
    True, there is no folder named "CORE SERVICES" in Sierra (or any previous OS X system as far as I can recall)
    Correct name for that folder - so you can find it - is "CoreServices". :D
    So, you will find the Dock.app in the /System/Library/CoreServices folder, no change in the location, or the file setup in Sierra that affects that location.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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  7. JColling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Coreservices or core services, everyone knows what I mean, don't nit pick.

    Anyway, I did a search to no avail and manually looked in both Library locations on my computer - no core services folder.

    But it's okay. This is taking up too much of my time, so I will just deal with the default finder icon. I did not use the app, nor do I really want too, but thanks to FisherKing for the app suggestion - the post is appreciated.

    - Me, signing out. :apple:
     
  8. fisherking, Nov 6, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016

    fisherking macrumors 603

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    there are THREE libraries on your mac; you want SYSTEM>Library (not the hard drive>Library, nor the User Library). CoreServices is there, as it's always been.
     
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You are obviously looking in the wrong place. The CoreServices directory is there. Go to Finder → ‘Go’ → ‘Computer’ → navigate to ‘System’ → ‘Library’ → ‘CoreServices’.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It is necessary to "nit pick" since the computer will. The member was just trying to help you.
     

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