How to change the XP icon

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  1. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    I changed the icon on the XP side of boot camp, but whenever I load Leopard, I still get that same stock image of XP. I thought I can change it in the get info option, like any other icon, but it is locked. Anyone got some ideas?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Is the partition formatted to NTFS? If so, you should be able to change the icon if you install MacFUSE and NTFS-3G.
     
  3. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is NTFS formatted. How exactly does that Macfuse program work?
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    MacFuse is a program that allows various extensions to be installed. Think of it as a middleman between Mac OS X and various programs you want to install. So in this case, by installing MacFuse, you can then install NTFS-3G.

    NTFS-3G allows your Mac to have read/write access to NTFS hard drives. By default, Mac OS X can only read the data from NTFS -- it can't change (or "write") to it. So because your Windows XP partition is formatted as NTFS, you're unable to change the icon. But by installing NTFS-3G, it will permit Mac OS X to have write access to the XP partition, thus allowing you to change the icon.
     
  5. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I installed both, and now all I have to do is paste the new icon in the "get info" folder of XP?
     
  6. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it, thanks a lot.
     

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