Menu Bar icon location...for the other apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aaagat111, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. aaagat111 macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Hi all,

    I want to know where to find the icons that are shown in my menubar for the non-generic icons. So for instance, i know the pre-installed menu bar icons are located in System/Library/CoreServices/MenuExtras -- > then they are the .pdf files inside each of the individual .menu files.

    For the other apps I install that show up in the menubar such as growl, evernote, dropbox, istat nano...etc they do NOT show up in that directory though. Do they have their own .menu files or do they just have an icon for the menubar. If so, which one, and where are these files located.

    If you have any questions about clarifying, please ask!!


  2. Sirobin macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2008
    Find the application (or in the case of stuff like Growl, which is a preference pane, the .prefrencepane file at ~/Library/PreferencePanes, or /Library/PreferencePanes) right click, choose “Show Package Contents” then go to Contents -> Resources. There’s a chance they’re in there. At the very least, they are for Dropbox...hope that helps.
  3. aaagat111 thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Almost there...

    so for some applications like drop box and divvy, they are in the application --> show package contents --> resources folder but not for many.

    Some examples of those apps that don't have the menu bar icon in the resources folder are:

    growl (nor can i find it in the preference pane)

    If they aren't in the resources or preference pane file though I can't imagine where they would be.

    Anybody else have a suggestion/know?

    Thanks again,

  4. nirbhay macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2014
    9 years down, any luck yet?

    been a long time, anybody know a solution yet?
  5. fivepixels macrumors newbie


    Jan 1, 2019
    Anybody coming across this thread looking for DEFAULT macOS menu bar icons:

    I managed to find some of the menu bar icons held within /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/. View the Package Contents of a Specific related framework and look for an file - you can open it with ThemeEngine.

    I was able to find all of the WiFi icons in /⁨System⁩/⁨Library/⁨PrivateFrameworks⁩/⁨CoreWLANKit.framework/Resources*/

    *it's an alias, I know.

    Hope this helps!

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