Yosemite home folder icons

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by bigjnyc, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    So this has been happening to me since the first build and I was hoping it would get resolved, but in my home folder all my folders have the old Mavericks look except for my applications folder. Anything I could do to fix this?
     

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  2. cbecklund macrumors newbie

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    Select on of the folders and hit Command + I. Go to the top left corner where there is an icon and select it and hit delete. This should delete the old icon and will be replaced with the new one.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I just did that to the one folder that looked like 10.9 folders, which was the Dropbox folder. It made it a normal looking 10.10 folder and lost the little Dropbox icon. Not a big deal at to me, but the method works.
     
  4. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603

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    aaah that worked. you're the man! thanks
     
  5. apple_iBoy, Jul 26, 2014
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    apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, same thing happening her. Except my Desktop folder also is in the new style.

    Edit: A solution! Nice.

    But in my case, the new folders don't get the little icon overlays, all except for the Applications folder (which is on my boot drive). I assume this is because my other folders (Documents, Photos, Movies, etc) are actually scattered around several Thunderbolt drives (and tied back in with symlinks). Mavericks kept the distinctive images on the folders, but Yosemite does not appear to.

    On a semi-related note, the icons in my Finder Sidebar are all generic folders, rather than the specific ones for Documents, Movies, Photos, etc. This has been an issue prior to Yosemite and was hoping Yosemite would sort it out, but so far it doesn't appear it will. Any genius solutions to this minor but annoying issue?
     
  6. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603

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    here is the dropbox icon just save it and after you hit command + i on the drop box folder, drag it on top of the current folder icon in the top left

    edit: looks like MR won't let me attach an icns file. you can download it here:

    http://sc20k1.deviantart.com/art/DropBox-Folder-Icon-for-OS-X-Yosemite-463208496
     
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    Sweet, thanks!

    I just noticed my Downloads folder icon is a white paper file icon...
     

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