How can I change one generic folder icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    #1
    I'm using Candybar to completely overhaul the look of my system. I'd like to create 3 regular old folders on my desktop but use different icons for them. Is this possible to do?
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    Where are you going to get your icons from, OS X - or elsewhere? I have a massive collection of OS 9, and earlier, icons, but the folders slope in a different direction. You'd be welcome to some of those.

    Do you know how to paste an icon to a folder? If not, post back, I don't want to waste your time with an unnecessary answer.
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    I have a few icons I downloaded from the Pry icon set. I tried Get Info on the generic folder and dropping the icon onto the current icon but unfortunately it drops the icon file INTO the folder.
     
  4. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I think you need to change the procedure, but just to be sure:
    1. Get Info on the Pry icon of your choice
    2. Select and copy the icon showing at the top-left of the Info window
    3. Get Info on the generic (blank) folder icon
    4. Select the generic folder icon symbol at the top-left of the Info window
    5. Paste (either Cmd-V or Edit>Paste)

    See how that works and let me know.
     

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