MBP Icon

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reflow, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    For the love of god I can't seem to make this picture one of my icons. Every time I change it. It goes to the PNG file with the preview picture and not the image that it is. Is there something I'm going wrong. I know this is something really stupid I'm missing....
     

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  2. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask what icon you want to change so badly?
     
  3. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's for my backup drive. I want it to me this icon
     
  4. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, so its for the Time Machine drive? I am not sure but this one could be tricky.
    I once had a tool installed that allows you to change system icons too. Maybe thats what you need...
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Open the image in Preview, press Command () + A, then Command () + C, open the Get Info window of the external HDD via Command () + I, then click on the TM icon on the top left of that Get Info window to select the TM icon (it should have a blue border now), then press Command () + V.
    That worked for me just minutes ago, regardless of what kind of HDD it is (TM or other).
     
  6. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's not the problem, I already know how to do that. What is happening is when I hit command I it opens up but the icon in the top left doesn't have the that same picture of the icon that I want copied.
     
  7. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Is it okay if I steal that image from you? I want to use it for the settings icon...
     
  8. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Go head, lmk how it works for you. If you download it and put it on your desktop then highlight it and hit command I and let me know if both pictures are the same. Like the one in the top left corner as well as the preview picture on the bottom.
     
  9. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I didn't have this problem with my Hard drive icon, but some of my icons I had to change the Permission.

    When you open Info.. Look below in the Sharing and Permission box. Change it to "read and write" This will allow you to use it.

    You may have to unlock it first.


    Or try using this one

    http://findicons.com/icon/126209/macbook?id=126209

    You can just copy from the website and then Paste in the Info screen.
     
  10. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    If I'm understanding you correctly, you're getting the generic PNG icon instead of the MBP icon, am I right?

    If that's the case, you're doing it wrong. No offense.

    Like it was previously posted, open desired image in Preview. Then copy the first instance of the image in the sidebar on the right.

    Right click on the desired drive, go to "Get Info". Click once on the little icon in the top left and paste your desired icon and voila.

    You can try this on a new folder to eliminate any other variables. Just worked fine for me.
     
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    In my experience, some images don't work right. In that case, try and convert them with Img2Icns.
     
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    My icon for my photography HDD.
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    My icon for my private editing footage HDD.
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    And this is for my TM HDD.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yes, if you change it to an .icns first then paste it, it will work.

    Also try LiteIcon for further icon changing needs
     
  16. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Can I steal this from you? It's hella cooler than the normal preview icon...
     
  17. simsaladimbamba

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    No problem, I used an image I found via Google and just removed the white background to make it transparent.
     
  18. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried it and it work as you said. thanks....


    I guess it helps if I read the other post. ^^^^^ top
     
  19. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried CandyBar yet???

    it works with .png .jpg and a hell lot more...
     
  20. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope, I really don't want to buy anymore software..... I was able to get the icon the way I wanted it
     
  21. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    There's a different process when it comes to HDD icons. You need to get a copy of Xcode and Icns2Rsrc. Included with Xcode (try to get the free 3x copy) is a program called Icon Composer. With that, simply drop in your PNG into all the available sizes, and save the file as an .icns file. With Icns2Rsrc, point the program to your new .icns file and it will be saved as an .rsrc file, the type needed for HDD icons.

    Once you have the .rsrc file, you can do the Get Info thing, and this time when you paste in the image, it will stick. That's what I do for my HDD icons.
     
  22. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    That seems like a little much unless what you're trying to do is change the default icons. In which case such a complicated procedure may be necessary. However, if you're just changing one drive to whatever icon, the methods posted in this thread work just swimmingly without any additional software. Not to come off as rude or anything.
     

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