Custom Finder Icon in GM

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  1. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I can't seem to replace the Finder icon in the GM version. Has anybody successfully accomplished this yet? It worked in the developer previews...
     
  2. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    1, go to Mac HD
    2, System
    3, Library
    4, Core Services
    5, Right Click Dock, show package contents, contents, resources
    6, Place your own finder .png's here (finder.png and finder@x2.png)
    7, Open terminal type "killall Dock"
    8, Done

    PS. Do the same for Trash icons
     

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  3. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the finder.png and finder@x2.png files don't exist there anymore, so I think it might be drawn by the GPU in the GM?
     
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    I created my own and added them. The above screen shot was the outcome. Done the same with the trash icons.
     

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    Didn't work :( They must have changed the way it is drawn specifically for retina...
     
  6. Killa Aaron macrumors regular

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    Try this location it might work.

    /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/Finder.icns
     
  7. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I already replaced that file. I thought that would have worked.
     
  8. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    Weird. I'm having the same problem. I'm on a mbp8,1 so no retina here.
     
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    Is that the GM or an earlier version? I already understood what you did, but the png files simply don't exist in the GM, and the OS doesn't respond to png files put in that directory anymore.
     
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    Its the GM
     
  12. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What model is your Mac?
     
  13. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Late 2012 Mac Mini.

    Cant see what difference the model would make. Maybe on Retina's but your not running Retina. As you can see by the above screen shots that i posted, the Dock resources folder is full of PNG's.

    EDIT. Just noticed you are running Retina so maybe that's where the problem lies.
     
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    I am running Retina. 2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro

    I think it might be drawn with the GPU on retina models now, just like the dock starting with Mountain Lion.
     
  15. Manic Harmonic, Oct 6, 2013
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    I'm on a non-retina, I did an upgrade from ml and the .png files were in fact there, but when I replaced them it made no difference. I even deleted them completely, the stock icon is still there.

    I'm willing to try something drastic, @lovememac would you mind uploading your dock.app?

    EDIT: Umm... So it just automagically fixed itself. I haven't used this computer since yesterday but time I shut it down it wasn't working. Seems to be fine now. FWIW, permissions and ownership for the two png's are: -rw-r--r--@ 1 root wheel
     
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    That'a a beautiful set of icons you have there in your dock. I would not have complained if Apple would have used these for Mav.
     
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    I've repaired permissions and restarted, but it still doesn't work

    EDIT: I was looking in the Finder application instead of Dock, but it still didn't work after killall Dock. I will restart and see if it works.
     
  19. Manic Harmonic, Oct 6, 2013
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    @djtech42, humor me and tell me what this terminal command shows you:
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    cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources && ls -l | grep finder
     
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    -rw-r--r--@ 1 Dan wheel 319406 Oct 5 19:28 finder.png
    -rw-r--r--@ 1 Dan staff 319406 Oct 5 19:28 finder@2x.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 16087 Sep 6 00:57 openinfinder.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 6180 Sep 6 00:57 openinfinder64.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 11519 Sep 6 00:57 openinfinder64@2x.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 34178 Sep 6 00:57 openinfinder@2x.png
     
  21. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    CD to the folder again in the terminal and try
    Code:
    sudo chown root:wheel finder.PNG
    and then
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    sudo chown root:wheel finder@2x.PNG
    And reboot.
     
  22. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright I did that. I checked the permissions afterward and everything was correct. But, it still didn't work. :( I even did killall Dock just to make sure.
     
  23. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    Damn. In case you didn't see it, I posted a thread a few days ago about the same problem, and it magically fixed itself. It wasn't working after trying everything you just tried, so I shut it down, and the next day when I turned it on, I had my custom Finder icon. Um... Maybe try a cold boot instead of restarting? This is really weird. I'm not sure why lovememac didn't have this problem either.
     
  24. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cold boot worked. Thanks!
     
  25. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... Maybe it's storing the contents of system files in nvram as a security measure or something? Doesn't really make any sense. But hey, at least it's working now!
     

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