Trouble Changing External Hard Drive Icon.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by paa627, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. paa627 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    When I attempt to change my external hard drive's icon, instead of showing the image, it shows preview's jpg image (Shown below).

    What I did:

    1. copied image I wished to use as icon.
    2. opened "get info" of external hard drive
    3. clicked on image on top left of "get info" of external hard drive.
    4. pasted image.

    This has happened with every image I have tried to use. What am I doing wrong? How can I just make the icon the default orange one again?

    Please help! Thank you.

    Sorry if something like this has already been discussed..

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    First do a Get Info on the hard drive and in the Get Info window click on the icon in the top left cornet and then click on the 'delete' key to change the icon back.
  3. paa627 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    Of course, it would be that simple...
    I lost sleep dreading that my icon would be screwed up.
    feeling pretty low right now
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    To use an image from a jpeg or whatever, open the file in preview, select all (cmd + A), then copy and paste that to the get info window.

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