Upon changing icon..

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  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #1
    Hi all.

    Here's my issue, custom icons don't show up. I try to put a custom icon on a folder and it comes up the filetype it is. Like if it's an Apple icon I'm putting on a folder, it will just show .ICNS on top of "Preview" app icon.

    I know how to change the icon, right click, get info and drag the new icon where the current one is in the info box, so whats up?

    EDIT: I have tried a search and I couldn't find anything relating to this.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have permission to change the icon, i.e. are you an admin?
     
  3. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I am an Admin.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    You are copying the icon from the Get Info window of the new icon to the Get Info of the folder?
     
  5. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I am. What else shall I do?
     
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  7. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to change my drive icons. Not folders.
     
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