How do I install .icns?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tzus, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. tzus macrumors member

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    I have a folder of .icns files and when viewed in Preview they are in .tiff format. How do I install them? I have changed icons before using the superb My Icons app but it just does not want to know these. I have even tried saving them as .png and then trying them.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. tzus thread starter macrumors member

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    After further searching I found the answer here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=512728&highlight=icons

    If you already have the .icns files, go to Versiontracker and find "Icns2Rsrc"

    Open the .icns file, in Icns2Rsrc.app, and save it as a .Rsrc file. Now the copy/paste method will work, as it will have the icon in the top right, and not an "icns" icon.

    The Program, Icns2Rsrc.app comes in a ".sit" file. If you cannot open it, Search Versiontracker for a program called "stuffit expander"

    My thanks to i.shaun
    :)
     

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