Freeware Icon Changer that works reliably in 10.6.4

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Libertine Lush, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    After some considerable googling and forum rummaging, I'm aware of about 3 freeware icon changing programs: LiteCon, iCustomize and IconBox.

    On Snow Leopard, the first two work fine with some people and not so much for others. Forum posters and customer reviews (at sites like MacUpdate) make no mention of OSX version they're running, so it's hard to tell if it's user error or OS incompatibility. The other program, IconBox, hasn't been updated since 2005, though one reviewer at MacUpdate says it works on Snow Leopard but is slow.

    So does anyone know if there are any freeware icon changing programs that work reliably in 10.6.4?

    Thank you.

    EDIT: When you manually change an icon, without the assistance of a program, does the ability to restore to the original icon by pressing "Delete" expire at some point? I've tested it, and it still reverts days later, but I wonder if a year+ later, whether it will restore.
  2. JonBorichef macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    Roseville, CA
    I have used IconLite (on 10.6.3) and its worked nicely. I'm not sure about 10.6.4.

    And about your second question: It probably doesn't save a temporary file, so you should be able to revert it. Even though, I don't take chances and Right Click>Show Package Contents>Resources>and find the .icns file. I then put it into a folder and save it.

    Jonathan Borichef
  3. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Thanks. That'll make it easier for me to locate icons should I choose to save manually. I got Time Machine, but it's possible as the HDD fills, the older backups with the default icons would be deleted, replaced with the more recent backups with the new icons.

    Whenever you update to 10.6.4, if you have a chance, I'd love to hear how LiteIcon's functioning for you.

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