Changing application/desktop icons - problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Westside guy, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Does anyone have an idea why I can't change the icon representing my hard drive to something else? I can change all other icons, as far as I can tell - for example I just successfully changed my iPod's desktop icon from the default to something else.

    I'm using "get info" on the icon file I want, selecting the icon and hitting command-c (copy); then using "get info" on the item whose icon I want changed, selecting its current icon and hitting command-v (paste).

    Thanks for your help!

    BTW since someone is likely to suggest repairing permissions... I've already done that. :confused:
  2. yoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos

    try opening the icon images in preview( if they are in a picture format) copy them from there then paste in the hard dirve info window.
  3. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    Central NY
    I had this happen to me a while back... not under Panther though. What I did was repair permissions and restart. All my icon changes had taken place.

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