Restore Sidebar Icon (Accidental delete)

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  1. ferlante macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I accidentally deleted my sidebar icon and restored it (it is actually a symlink folder) but, I am trying to put back the default icon and I am not being able to do it. I have searched around and I found where the original icons are stored.
    Went here:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources


    Then I found the icon, opened it on Preview and copied the icon and went back to the download icons Get Info and pasted the icon. There it looked right (although it was black and not the right tone), but on the sidebar the folder just looks like a regular folder.


    How do I fix this? A explanation for dummies would be appreciated because, I am one.

    Thanks for your time.
    Luis
     
  2. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one? I thought this was something pretty straight forward...
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    Not sure what icon you're talking about. Take a screenshot.
     
  4. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    Finder>Preferences - SideBar......Select your missing Icon, done.
     
  5. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I mean...
    [​IMG]

    The download sidebar icon used to be that arrow pointing down.

    I thought that changing the icon here:
    Note: I used the icon from this place - /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources
    I copied it into and pasted it in the Get Info tab.

    [​IMG]

    Would change the icon on my sidebar... which I found wasn't true..
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    What is the result if you toggle the Downloads icon, from your Finder preferences, then Sidebar tab, and click the Downloads box, under Favorites? Uncheck that, and Downloads will disappear. Check the box again, and it will reappear in your sidebar.
    (Jesla, in post #4, already mentioned exactly that same fix)
    That should be all you need, if you simply accidentally moved the Downloads icon off of the sidebar. Just turn it back on in Finder/Preferences/Sidebar. (No need to muck about in the internal system folders, eh? :D )
     
  7. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well yeah, I deleted it accidentally and then removed it from the Trash. Then added it back to the sidebar and the icon was wrong. This is a symlink but the original folder doesn't work either...

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  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    What do you mean by "the original folder doesn't work either"?

    Do you mean that downloads no longer go to that location?
    That Downloads folder is for your browser downloads, so go in to Safari, then Preferences, General tab. The Save Downloaded files to: should be set for the Downloads folder in your home folder. I would suggest that you browse through to that folder, and make sure that your system actually does point to that folder.
    Here's what I would do at that point:
    Quit Safari, Restart your Mac.
    Run Disk Utility/Repair Permissions.
    Restart once more...
    That process _might_ return the correct icon. If not, the folder icon may not be of any consequence as long as downloads are properly directed to that folder anyway.
     
  9. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is what I mean:
    [​IMG]

    Since I have 2 HDs in my MBP, I had changed the destination of the Download to the larger HD and created symlink.

    No matter which folder I make the procedure I've described already works.

    I am going to try now what you have suggested, but i'm not quite sure it will work.
     
  10. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    I would try this :

    In the Finder's side bar, delete the Downloads folder (right click, delete from sidebar).

    Then, drag the Downloads folder (NOT the alias) from the HD to the sidebar.
     
  11. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Disk Utility procedure did not work.

    Done that a few times. The Icon remains the a regular folder.
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Does the Downloads folder on your second hard drive show the "real" Downloads icon? Be sure to paste the icon on that final destination folder, too. Make an alias of that folder, then drag that alias to your actual home folder. Paste the icon that you want on that alias, if needed. If that doesn't leave you with a changed icon, as you want, then I'm not sure if all this is really worth the effort - if, as you say, downloads go to the location that you have selected.
     
  13. ferlante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah,

    I just really thought this was something really easy to be done and that I was doing something wrong.

    The folder works perfectly... No problems there, it was more a OCD thing.
    But as you can check, both the folder and the symlink have the proper icon I put as described previously.

    [​IMG]


    It's not worth the effort apparently, unless has a simple solution, if not I'll survive.
     

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