How do I change the Finder icon in Mavericks?

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  1. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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    I'm kind of stumped here... I usually customize all my icons. My method is to just go into the Finder.app and replace the icon with my own, and go into dock.app and replace both .png's with my own. For some reason this is not working in Mavericks, it's getting the icon from somewhere else. I've even tried delete both png's and Finder.icns completely to see if it would give me the default generic application icon, but it still uses the default no matter what I do. I double and triple checked spelling, capitals, etc. I've also tried setting permissions and ownership manually through the terminal and repairing disk permissions. What icon is it referencing?
     
  2. Designed4Mac, Oct 5, 2013
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    1, go to Mac HD
    2, System
    3, Library
    4, Core Services
    5, Right Click Dock, show package contents, contents, resources
    6, Place your own finder .png's here (finder.png and finder@x2.png)
    7, Open terminal type "killall Dock"
    8, Done

    PS. Do the same for Trash icons
     
  3. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've done all that, it's getting it from somewhere else that I can't figure out.
     
  4. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Did you remove the original finder png's from the resources folder?
     
  5. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I replaced them. I'm going to replace the dock.app with the original from the installer and try again. What's weird is that I have TotalFinder set to show the original dock icon and it shows the correct Icon when I do that. So I wouldn't care about the normal Finder icon except that it shows when I log in before TotalFinder starts.
     
  6. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    TotalFinder may be the problem. I don't have that installed and followed the above steps and it worked for me.

    PS. if after "killall Dock" doesn't work restart. i seem to remember on the DP's i had the same problem.
     

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  7. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I restarted several times. What's weird is that I suspected total finder so I uninstalled it, but it's still getting the icon from somewhere.
     
  8. munakib macrumors 6502

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    Did you remove/change both
    finder.png and finder@2x.png?

    I just did it, and it works flawlessly.
     
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    that is amazing doc
     
  10. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Here's a fresher looking dock. Ive PM'd you some details
     

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  11. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My post from djtech42's thread with the same problem:

    Hopefully Spyrsoft will release DockMod for Mavericks.
     

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    That looks great! I've found a bunch of good iOS7-style icons on DevART but can't find that Lightroom icon anywhere. You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? Also, how did you get the empty spaces in your dock? I'd love to organize mine a bit (system/media/CC/etc, like you've got yours) ... Actually I sent you a PM just now but I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like more info ;)
     
  13. Designed4Mac, Oct 16, 2013
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    http://lifehacker.com/5993307/easily-add-spacers-to-your-macs-dock


    http://maxa11an.deviantart.com/art/iOS-7-Adobe-Icon-Set-png-and-icns-401165296
     
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    How did you get the spaces in the Dock? What I've found doesn't work.
     
  16. djtech42, Oct 16, 2013
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    You can use Onyx, a popular app for tweaking settings, to add spaces to the Dock as an alternative. It hasn't been updated for Mavericks yet, but it may still work.

    http://www.titanium.free.fr/downloadonyx.php

    EDIT: Nevermind, just tried running it. It doesn't even let you run it, saying OS X 10.8 is required... Don't remember that happening with earlier versions. Maybe that was because they had beta versions available those times. It's unfortunate there's no beta version this time.
     
  17. steveing64 macrumors 6502

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    I am having same problem can't get the finder or the trash to change i have checked and and the new icons are showing in all the files but on the dock they remain the same i have mated to change all my other icons any ideas :(
     
  18. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried a cold boot? Restarting did not work for me, I had to shut down completely first. No idea why.
     
  19. steveing64 macrumors 6502

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    Yes have switched off three times now no luck will keep trying must be something simple i am missing
     
  20. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Used this http://css-tricks.com/snippets/html/add-spaces-to-dock-in-os-x/ :D

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    Do it as i posted in the second comment on this thread. Worked for me :)
     
  21. N19h7m4r3, Oct 17, 2013
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    Any find any decent icons for Final Cut Pro X, VLC, and iWork?

    I'm also having the same issue with the Trash, I've replaced both full, and empty png and @2x pngs, along with killing the dock and it stays as the old one
     
  22. Manic Harmonic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For you guys still having trouble even after a cold boot, check ownership and permissions:
    Code:
    cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources && ls -l | grep finder
    both finder icons should say -rw-r--r-- for permissions and root wheel for ownership. honestly this shouldn't matter but I made sure that mine were correct, I don't know if it made a difference but my finder icon is working as it should.

    I don't know why changing system icons is so difficult in 10.9, it seems to be a trial and error process...
     
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  24. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    I used it, and worked for me.
     

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    Duhhhhhh... I probably forgot to restart the dock... finally some space. Thank you.
     

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