Changing icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tomegun, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. tomegun macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Las Vegas
    I would like to change some folder icons. This is my first time doing this in the time I've had a Mac. How do I do this? If it is like other things with the Mac, this could be dead simple and I will feel dumb after hearing how to do it.
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    You can change them – folders, apps or whatever – manually by...

    1. Select the icon you want to change your folder, app or file to.
    2. Choose "Get Info" from the File Menu, or click command-I.
    3. Click the icon in the upper left of the info window.
    4. Choose "Copy" from the Edit menu (or type command-C).
    5. Select your folder, app or file on the desktop and "Get Info" for it.
    6. Click the icon in the upper left of the info window.
    7. Select "Paste" (command-V) from the Edit Menu.

    And that should do the trick. There are also apps like CandyBar which you can use for system wide changes and for icons like Trash and the Finder which you can't alter without some behind the scenes fiddling.
  3. ShadowSpandex macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    LiteIcon is a freeware alternative to Candybar for changing system icons. It doesn't have all the extra flashy bits, but it gets the job easy enough.

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