Icons and Folders Changing Icons by themselves

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laurencia7, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    This is more of an issue than a real concern, considering that when my PC used to get these issues it would mean failure!

    But when I look sometimes in my "Mac HD" folder the icons in the left task "places" bar the icons have changed themselves. Like if the was a folder icon there once, there is a icon of an application of another program there instead. The Folder opens but the icon is not the same.

    Should I be concerned, and if so do a clean install of Leopard, and scrub the hard drive? Or is it a small glitch?

    If it happens again, I will take a screen shot.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Concerned? Well, that shouldn't be happening. But, I'd say it's a small glitch. First thing I'd try to fix Finder is here:


    Move that file to your Desktop.
    Restart the computer. This will make a new file, set to defaults.
    Now, how does it do?

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