How to restore icons back to defaults?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SebZen, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. SebZen, Nov 26, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2010

    SebZen macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009

    I recently changed the dock and most of the icons to custom ones and I would like to restore them all back to default. But since I no longer have the originals, I can't just copy paste each and everyone back.

    So how would I do this? I tried installing the combo updater hoping it would overwrite it all, but no go

    edit: just found you can get info on an icon and then press delete or cmd+X, but it doesn't work on Mail :( It erases the icon and gives me the generic "no icon" icon (white paper with writing utensils)
  2. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    How did you change your Apple Mail icon? Did you delete the .icns file in its Resources folder? If you did, I can upload mine so you can get it back.
  3. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Ah, must have. Oh well, I'll just keep it as is
  4. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ok here's a dummy application with the Mail icon:

    Unzip it and follow the same procedure you've done already: Cmd-I both the fake Mail application and your current one, copy the icon, paste in yours. If that doesn't work, you must have edited the Contents folder within Mail. If that's the case, I can attach whatever you're missing.

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