Changing folder icon

3bs

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Can someone please give me instructions on how to change the dropbox desktop folder icon. I've used candybar to change other icons but the dropbox folder isn't included there so I don't know how to change it. Thanks in advance
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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After logging out and back in I can briefly see the new icon but then it reverts to the original dropbox folder icon. Anyway to prevent them from happening?
I forgot that Dropbox changes the folder icon, based on the status. To change those, you'll have to modify the Dropbox.app.

First, make a copy of the Dropbox.app, in case you damage something.
Then go to /Applications/Dropbox.app, right-click and "Show Package Contents"
Then go to /Contents/Resources, where you'll see the various icons.
Replace those with your choices and save the .app.
 

3bs

macrumors 603
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May 20, 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
I forgot that Dropbox changes the folder icon, based on the status. To change those, you'll have to modify the Dropbox.app.

First, make a copy of the Dropbox.app, in case you damage something.
Then go to /Applications/Dropbox.app, right-click and "Show Package Contents"
Then go to /Contents/Resources, where you'll see the various icons.
Replace those with your choices and save the .app.
I only want to change the dropbox folder icon, pictures folder icon inside that and the public folder inside that. How do I do that? There are .icns files inside for "DropboxFolderIcon_leopard" "DropboxFolderIcon" "public_leopard" "photos_leopard" but I'm not sure how to add the icon I want.
 
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bdodds1985

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Jul 18, 2011
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sorry you had to start a new thread 3bs, i had no idea it was that simple for dropbox, but i have done this before i started using candybar.