Changing default icons in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vatel, May 12, 2006.

  1. vatel macrumors member

    May 6, 2005
    Can the icon associated with a certain file extension in the Finder be changed?

    For whatever reason Finder is using the shell executable icon for any file *.dat. I use a program which records instrument measurements in a *.dat file and I typically use excel for these types of files. I'd like to get Finder to either display the Excel icon or at least just use the blank document icon file.
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Take a look at CandyBar at it allows you set almost any icon in OSX to what you want.
  3. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    Candybar won't do that.
    If you've set it to always open in Excel, it should use Excel's icon.
    Hmmm. . . .

  4. vatel thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2005
    Actually, even a .csv file, which is by default always opened by excel, doesn't use an excel icon, only a blank document icon. But I see your point, because if I change to open with any other application. The icon immediately changes to the icon for that application. I don't know why in this case that doesn't happen.

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