How to change network item icons

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Killerbob, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008
    I have a small challenge to do with changing the icons for a number of network items. I have a number of fixed items on my network; 3 ReadyNASes, 2 Time Capsules, and 1 Airport Extreme. The 3 ReadyNASes are broadcasted in AFP, CIFS, and SMD. So when I open up my finder, I have a long list of items in the left bar, in the shared section. So far so good.

    The icons for these items are interesting; MacBooks and the Time Capsules are correctly displayed as such, but the ReadyNASes (AFP, CIFS, and SMD) are displayed as various things - the AFP entries as Mac Pros, one of the ReadyNASes as an ACD, and the SMD entries as old fashioned monitors with a BSOD:)

    How do I change these? I have tried the same method as how I changed the icons on my desktop, but that didn't work. I have copied ICNS files on the finder info entries, but it doesn't work...

    If I open up the Info on one of the icons, it states "Kind: Mac, Where: Network", and the icon is an ATD.

  2. graley macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    Change icons

    To use a different icons in a Mac...
    Download icons from Google...unless you have yourown.
    Or click once on the folder whose icon you want.
    Command I For get info
    Click its icon
    Select the icon of the folder you want to change.
    Get info
    Select the unwanted icon.
    Click paste
  3. Killerbob thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008
    That's exactly what I have done on other icons, but for some reason that doesn't work on items in the network folder...

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