Hard Drive Icons won't change

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jigga Beef, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

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    I have already changed one of my hard drives icons and with the get info and copy and pasting of the image. That worked fine. Now i am trying to change the icon in my other hard drive with no luck. I have tired several JPEG files and everytime i do get info on them if just shows the basic jpeg preview icon and when i copy and paste that icon onto the new drive i it changes to that JPEG finder Icon and no the picture i wanted. I have even tried compressing the images so file size isn't too big.
     
  2. Horst Guest

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    An icon can only be changed into another icon, you'll need to look into icon creation for OSX, it's quite simple.

    I'm using Apple developer tools' Icon Composer and Icns2Rsrc, it's free.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    In addition another good program to convert images to icons is img2icns which makes short work of it.
     
  4. Jigga Beef thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great i got it working. Thanks for your help!
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Bear in mind that you'll need to export folders with the icons applied rather than .icns files. You can then copy the icon from the folder onto the drive.

    The way Macs handle icons is really very odd when you stop to think about it.
     

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