How to change desktop icon

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  1. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    I recently saw a new hard drive icon I liked. First question is where do I find this one? (see attached image) and then how do I set it?
     

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  2. CW Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what if the icon i want isn't assigned to anything?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't matter. The process is the same.
     
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  5. CW Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried it once already with that image.. but it didnt work at all...
     
  6. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you are in the right finder view when you do this. I believe cover flow is the one...
     
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    What format is the icon you want to you use? What file type?
     
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    I have tried changing the icons for OSX's stock programs, including the HD icon and cant seem to do it. I know how to change the icons it just isn't working. I'm wondering if it got blocked with a OSX update or something. Or the procedure on how to do it has changed.
     
  10. CW Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was just trying to use a .jpg and .png image to try it out.

    I want to find the icon like the one I posted in the first post. No clue where to find it, no one seems to really know either unfortunately.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1. Double-click the .jpg or .png to open the pic in Preview.app
    2. Command+C to copy the image from Preview
    3. Right-click on Macintosh HD icon on the Desktop
    4. Select "Get Info"
    5. Click on the disk icon in the upper left corner of the Get Info window
    6. Command+V to paste the copied image
    7. Done
     
  12. CW Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WORKED! Thank you so much!

    You win! lol now to find that Icon... haha
     
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    Also... That app is horrible, it develops an "error" after about 5 minutes... Won't work again till you restart...
     
  16. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    There is a nice icon writer-free- that I found on the internet last night. It takes pictures, etc and turns them into icons for macs, windows and linux. give this a try:

    http://iconverticons.com/
     
  17. CW Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got everything working now! Thanks everyone who helped out!
     

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