Customizing sidebar icons

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MDFang, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. MDFang macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Hey all,

    I know it's possible to get back the colorful sidebar icons and all, but what if I want to apply my own, custom icons to the sidebar items? All some Google searches turn up in the "colorful sidebar" stuff, which is not what I'm looking for.
    Most of the sidebar items in question already have a custom icon for their actual folder, but of course that's not showing in the sidebar.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated!
  2. Markovich macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Try SideEffects at
    I have it on my ML install and it works fine, now I wish someone would do the same for the finder icons.
  3. MDFang thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    As I stated, that just brings back the color in the items, which is not what I'm looking for,
  4. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    ??? I have a customised icon for my flash drive and SideEffects displays it correctly on the sidebar. I fail to see what else you might wish for.
  5. MDFang thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Oh, apologies, I always assumed that SideEffects just brought back the default icons in color, not that it would use the custom icons as in Snow Leopard!
    Well it worked. Thanks, and sorry for the trouble!
  6. SkyKraft09 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    Simply Easy!

    It's simple!
    Navigate to: System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle, Right Click, And click on Show Package Contents, then click on Contents/Resources, and you have found side bar Icons and Changing Folders, your Computer Design, and more! Make sure to back up your icons before you change them!

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