Messed up file icons, didn't modify them

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gusp, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. gusp macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    Hi, I'm having more and more wrong icons for files of all sorts in Finder. For example today I see that three jpgs, that I had saved yesterday, have a folder icon, instead of a JPEG-Preview (app) icon. But when I view the Get Info box, in the top left corner it shows the correct item. Or yesterday I saw a file having a CD icon, it wasn't from a CD and had nothing to do with CDs. When viewing items in a File>Open dialog of an app, they show up correctly.

    I did not change anything with Candybar or any such app and Disc Utility says the disc is fine. I need a solution to repair them all and prevent more of this from happening, changing every single item is not an option for me.

    I have most of the common maintainance apps (Cocktail etc.), if any of those are helpful in this case, let me know.

    Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

    OS 10.5.8
    Mac Pro 2009
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Show View Options > Show Icon Preview

    That should not be checked. To me, that's counter-intuitive, but I had similar icon problems, and unchecking that has banished them.
  3. gusp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    Awesome! Rebuilt it with Cocktail and the problem's gone!

    Thanks guys!

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