How to change the Download folder icon.

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  1. sparkeyben macrumors newbie

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    I have tried to change the download folder icon but can't seem to do it. I have candy bar and it doesn't seem to work. I also tried to cut and past a icon in the info area for the downloads folder. I have logged off and restarted 2 or 3 times and it is the only icon I can't change. I have a mbp 15". It is only 3 days old and running leopard. Thanks.
     
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  3. sparkeyben thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have candybar and it worked to change all the other icons. I just can't change the download folder.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Why not just use the copy and past method in the Get Info box. That's how I changed my Downloads folder.
     
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    Read the original post...

    Have you tried restarting?
     
  6. sparkeyben thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i have restarted a few times. Inside of finder it looks like the new icon. I removed it from the dock and draged the one from finder to the dock and it changes back to the original when it gets into the dock.
     
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    Oh! In the dock, it looks like the front file (either most recent/by name etc.), just add the file you want it to look like into the downloads folder :)
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    oops, guilty as charged.
    If its the Dock icon you're trying to change then I say don't bother. Stacks has done a quality job of making that task pretty much impossible. I like stacks, but just find that method really really annoying.
     
  9. sparkeyben thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea if I put the icon I want as a file in the download folder and make it first by name it works but I thought that with Candybar I could change the actual folder icon.
     
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    Yes, but Stacks don't show the icon of the folder, no matter if you change it or not...
     
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    Rumor is the 10.5.2 update will allow you to set your download folder icon (and others) in the dock to either the folder icon or the "stack".. hang on a few weeks and you should be good to go.
     
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