How do I use an .icns file to replace an App icon?

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  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    I bet it's dead simple. So I'm going to :eek: before I even read the replies. I have changed icons before by pressing Apple + i on an App and the same on another icon then copying the icon's preview onto the other App.

    But never used .icns :confused:
     
  2. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Same way, get info on both, copy and paste the icon.
    Have fun.
     
  3. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought that, but I got followed the same steps and the .icns file doesn't show a proper icon in the upper left. Just a generic icon. :eek:

    Found my solutions for anyone interested:

    1) Open the .png file in Preview
    2) Press command-A to select the entire image
    3) Press command-C to copy the selection
    4) Control-Click on the file/folder you would like to change
    5) Click the icon (so there is a frame around it)
    6) Press command-V to paste the image into that
     

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  5. lopoz macrumors regular

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    Replace the app icon in the Contents/Resources folder. Make sure you make a backup..
     
  6. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thankyou for all your help. I'm still learning so... I may ask some questions that seem insanely ridiculous - but I did spend 14 years with Windows.
     
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