Change HardDrive icon on Leopard desktop??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by firstapple, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    OK, I have been googling this for a while now, and cannot figure it out. I want to change the icon from the actual harddrive looking icon, to what I actually own, a black macbook. Can someone please help me on this one...
  2. sal macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2007
    i assume you have the black macbook icon already?

    if so, ctrl click on the blackMB icon, go to "get info".
    click on the icon and press command+c to copy.

    ctrl click on the harddrive icon(that you want to replace), go to "get info",
    select the old drive icon and press command+v to replace the icon
  3. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Thank you for the know how... now just need to get the macbook icon. Any ideas??
  4. R0ck-Ch1ck macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2008
    UK, Scotland
    Clicky :)

    Deviant Art is the best website for customizing just about anything.
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Sorry to butt in but would'nt something in candybar do this
  6. superspud macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2007
    yes, candybar will allow you to change any icon you want... but if you just want to do the hard drive then its just as easy as "get info" and copy paste..
  7. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    here is one from

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  8. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Thanks everyone for the tips! Here is a shot of the desktop now... So much better without that ugly harddrive icon!

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  9. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Hey everyone I am trying to do this again, I already replaced the HD icon once before with a BlackBook picture but I found a better one and following the steps is not working :confused:

    I already know how to do this, and it is not working.

    I get info on the picture I want, click the small picture, it gets a blue border, I click copy

    I go to the HD icon I want to replace, get info, click the small picture and when it gets a little blue border around it click paste and it does nothing.

    And, my old BB HD icon has reset to the original and I can't change it. Help?
  10. Jshwon macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    This doesn't seem to be working for me. I tried to copy the icon from "get info" and paste it in the HD "get info" screen but it will not work. What am I messing?

    **Nevermind, I was clicking in the wrong area.**
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006

    Can you tell me what you did when it worked? Because I can't figure it out. Very odd since I have done this countless times before.
  12. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Click the one you want to copy in get info so it has the blue border.

    Then do command-c.

    Click the one you want to replace in get info so it has a blue border.

    Then do command-v.

    It should work.
  13. quest4apple macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Check the Permissions settings inside the Get Info window for the one you are trying to change. It sounds like you might not have permissions to change it. Otherwise, it should work.
  14. Jshwon macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    I was able to get this to work on my iMac but am now having trouble with my mini. I needed to change perms on the HD for the iMac but none of this is working on the mini. It is very weird. I've tried different icons and all. I can only use .png files correct?
  15. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Yup, this is what I have been doing. It does not work. Exactly those steps.

    the Macintosh HD says I have read/write permissions. I also clicked the little lock, typed in my password and then tried it again. Still does not work.
  16. onzai macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2008
    unlock. under Sharing & Permissions, select "Read & Write" for "everyone". that should do it.
  17. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Doesn't work for me either. It seems I can copy (from 'edit' 'copy') but can't paste. I have 'read & write' selected for everything.
  18. jopetad macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    changing hard drive icon

    If you repair disk permissions, using disk utility (utilities folder) then it will work....
  19. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Nice, that's the same one I have.....

    OMG I didn't notice how old this post was... I think the OP already fixed the issue

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