Restore Default Icons

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

  1. thehusky macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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:

    Thanks.
     
  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Click on the icon in the Get Info window and hit Backspace.
     
  3. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

    ian.maffett

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    #3
    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

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