Help with changing icon images

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C-lon, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. C-lon macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    I've read how to change the image on an icon, but it doesn't seem to work the way I want it to. Here's my problem: I want to take an image I have–for example, this photo:
    And use that on a folder icon. The thing is, this doesn't work. The smaller image in the upper left corner is the small "Preview" image, thus when I copy and paste, that icon is all i see.
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Get info on the file you want to put the new icon on as usual.
    Open the picture in preview > click on the picture > command c to copy > command v to paste onto the file icon on the top of the get info window. Done.
  4. C-lon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Thanks! This seems the best way for me to do it.

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