How to Hide Custom Icon Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FriedPotatoes, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. FriedPotatoes macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    I've changed my stack folder from its default icon so I can recognize what's in it i.e. Microsoft Office 2008.

    But in order to do this, I've needed to create a folder and have it appear first i.e. 0_Icon_Microsoft_Office_2008

    How do I hide this folder? Quite annoying to see this folder as it's sole purpose is for changing the icon pic.

    And if I hide it, will the system recognize this folder for custom icon purposes?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I don't know exactly what you're aiming at, but to change a folder's icon, just open its info-window in Finder, then open the info-window of the file/folder you want to get the icon from, click the icon in the upper left corner of this window and select "Copy" from Finder's "Edit"-menu.
    Then click the upper left icon of the info-window of the folder to change and select "Paste" from Finder's "Edit"-menu.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I do.

    A common complaint with early versions of Leopard was that stacks would always show only the first few icons in the stack, potentially obscuring the purpose of the stack. (So the Documents stack would just have a bunch of blank file icons, for example.) As a workaround, people started putting icons to sort alphabetically ahead of the other files (named " !!!" or something) to force that icon to appear in front.

    However, you no longer have to do this. You can right/control-click on the stack and select (Display As) -> Folder.
  4. Shownarou macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Newton, IA
    Wow, thanks a ton! I tried and tried to figure this out before the update and it just seemed like a hassle. Having given up, seeing this post was awesome! :D

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