Problem with custom folder icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ilovebananas, May 5, 2008.

  1. ilovebananas macrumors member

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    england
    #1
    I have a macbook pro and a mac mini.
    Trying to make everything look nice, I have changed the icons for a lot of my folders (get info, then copy picture over icon). In one instance and external drive containing tv shows has a picture of a TV.
    Problem. Plug drive into macbook, and can select drive by clicking icon or the name. Plug the same drive into mac mini and if I click the icon nothing happens, if I click the drives name, then I can access it.
    Have replaced the icon with jpeg from internet.
    This also happens when I change movie file icon to picture of DVD cover. This happens on some files not all.
    Basically, what format do folder/file icons have to be in and is there a simple app that will do this for me.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. tobbes macrumors newbie

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    Apr 9, 2009
    #2
    Same problem

    I have the same problem.

    I know there a thousand icon generator programs, I would like to know which formats at what resolution work.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Location:
    Texas
    #3
    They should be in icns format, and img2icns is an app that will convert it.
     

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