Restore Default Icons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thehusky, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. thehusky macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    I found myself messing around with the icons of the different folders (i.e. Apps, Docs, Home, etc.) and the Hard Drive volume icon. The trouble now is I can't find how to restore to the original, default icons that came with my Mac.

    I read somewhere that it is deep within the library/ something folder with all of the .icns files, I forget where exactly. Well I dragged the appropriate ones from there, and now all i see is the "Preview" file with "ICNS" (instead of the icon itself)... so in short, that didn't work.

    Any ideas/experience with this? :confused:

  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2006
    Click on the icon in the Get Info window and hit Backspace.
  3. ian.maffett macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2008
    Just to clarify,...

    1. Select the item with the icon you want to change / restore.
    2. Hit CMD-I or command-click and choose Get Info to show info
    3. In the Info pane at the very top left you see the icon - click it to select it
    4. Hit Delete - this will clear the custom icon and restore the original

    Hope that helps a bit.
  4. thehusky thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009

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