Messed up file icons, didn't modify them

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

  1. gusp macrumors newbie

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    Feb 12, 2009
    #1
    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

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    May 22, 2008
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    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    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

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    Feb 12, 2009
    #4
    Awesome! Rebuilt it with Cocktail and the problem's gone!

    Thanks guys!
     

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