I got a folder question.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pilkenton, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. pilkenton macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question.

    I put a lot of photos on my Mac. Every time I put photos on, I start a new folder, then eventually transfer them to a flash drive.

    When I add a folder, I get the little blue folder on my desktop with the words untitled folder underneath. I change the name to whatever my photos are about...birthday, vacation, etc.

    Is there a way to change the little blue folder into one of the pictures from that particular file? I think that would look a lot cooler than a bunch of blue folders on my desktop.
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Open the image you'd like to use in Preview, then select the area you'd like to use and press Command+C. If you want to use the whole image, just press Command+A then Command+C

    Click the blue folder, then press Command+I

    Click the icon of the blue folder in the window that appears, it's in the top left, one-time so that it's highlighted.

    Press Command+V

  3. LiesForTheLiars macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2011
    Copy the image you want to use for that folder. Highlight the folder and press Command + i, this will bring up an info pane for that folder. In the info pane, click on the folder icon then paste with Control + v. Your folder icon will now be the image you selected.

    Edit: Yay, you beat me to it.
  4. pilkenton thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011

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