Problem with custom folder icons

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

  1. ilovebananas macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    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

    Apr 9, 2009
    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


    Mar 7, 2007
    They should be in icns format, and img2icns is an app that will convert it.

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