Customising folder icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Snorsh, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Snorsh macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Just bought a new MacBook. Changing from PC to Mac and to coin a phrase and probably making a terrible pun, 'I'm lovin' it'.

    I would like to know if I can change the folder icons to customised look for easier identification. I'm getting older and need to see the folders by pictures and not tiny writing.

    Hope someone can help, Iain
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    Select the icon (has to be a .icns file) you want to put on the folder, press :apple:+I, click on the little icon on top of the new window so it is framed blue, press :apple:+C.
    Do the same thing with the folder you want to change. Instead of pressing :apple:+C, press :apple:+V to paste the icon.

    I recommend this app for creating both .icns-files and folder icons.
  3. xlopez macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2006
    Apart from what the other user told you, I'd suggest that if you're really into changing icons and the like, to download CandyBar. It lets you manage icons and assign them to generic folders, volumes, library folders, applications, etc.. To obtain pre-made icons I also suggest InterfaceLift to download icons among other visual upgrades for your Mac. Hope that helps.

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