Where is the Macintosh HD icon file located?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PatriotInvasion, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

    PatriotInvasion

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    I've been experimenting with changing default icons, but want to ensure I can get back to the original icons if I choose. I've located the majority of .icns icon files in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources but I can't seem to find the actual Macintosh HD disk icon.

    Does anyone know where this icon image lives?:confused:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    How did you change it originally? If you simply pasted the icon into the Get Info window, you simply select it and hit the delete key from the same place. If not, I have no clue what you could have done to change it, but check in /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/. Somewhere in it's contents should be that icon, if I recall correctly.

    jW
     
  4. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, thanks for this, but I still would like a copy of the .icns file...

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    I can't find the .icns file in the Finder.app file. Any other idea where it may be?
     
  5. PatriotInvasion, Jul 9, 2012
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    PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Problem solved. I installed an app called Find any File which can search in system files and packaged contents. I searched my entire Mac for all .icns files and copied them to a separate folder. This included the Macintosh HD icon of course...:p

    For future reference to all, the default Macintosh HD icon file is located here:

    /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources

    Labeled Internal.icns
     
  6. cliffhahn macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    A hidden locked file (.icns) had been thwarting the deletion of my trash for years. With FindAnyFile I was finally able to find the file, unlock it, and delete it. It's A New Day! Thank You.
     

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