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Dux
6th July 2009, 10:29 PM
I know how to do it with a regular app, but I can't find a way to change the standard Finder icon into a custom one I downloaded.

Is there a Finder.app somewhere I can 'get info' for?

Am I making any sense?

Snow Leopard
6th July 2009, 10:36 PM
i think but am not sure, i was running through the library just then and saw a finder app.... it had the standard icon. maybe you should try looking. i'm not sure where it was exactly though. :)

NathR32
6th July 2009, 10:40 PM
i think but am not sure, i was running through the library just then and saw a finder app.... it had the standard icon. maybe you should try looking. i'm not sure where it was exactly though. :)

You should know, I thought you worked for Apple?

On topic, I recommend a program called Candybar (http://www.panic.com/candybar/).

Dux
6th July 2009, 10:50 PM
Looks cool, but I'm not sure if I can justify US$29 to change a few icons around.

Although I am interested in Pixel art :P

cosmichobo
6th July 2009, 11:28 PM
So gone are the days of the icons all residing in the System file/folder...? ;) :) 8) Ah I kill me.

Somehow I get the feeling that messing with OS X is somewhat more hazardous than it ever was hacking System 7 with ResEdit...

Dux
6th July 2009, 11:34 PM
Actually, after downloading Candybar and playing around with it, I like it a lot!

Already Tweaked a few icons. It's so easy, just drag + drop.

NathR32
7th July 2009, 12:00 AM
Told ya so :p

Dux
7th July 2009, 02:21 PM
But now my MacBook won't boot.

The last screwy thing I did was changing a couple icons around, listened to music and browsed the web.

Tried both verifying and repairing the disk in Disk Utilities. No go. Urgh, I don't really want to start all over again, I just downloaded a whole heap of backgrounds and got all of my settings the way I like :(

MrJesseRoss
7th July 2009, 02:31 PM
That shouldn't have happened from using Candybar. I used that to change my dock icons (including Finder) to this (http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/stkr) icon set. What else did you change?

Also, do you have a Time Machine backup? :D

Dux
7th July 2009, 06:30 PM
Eh, it's fine now. Booted into safe mode and restarted.

No Time Machine as yet since it was a fresh install on a new drive.

Snow Leopard
7th July 2009, 06:42 PM
You should know, I thought you worked for Apple?

oh, for the last time, i don't work for Apple Inc. but i do apple computer support. I said this clearly the first time this was brought up. Don't drag it on, get over it. :ambivalent:

ravage221
7th July 2009, 07:11 PM
Hi there.

If you decide not to buy Candybar the Finder application is located here: /System/Library/CoreServices/

This folder contains many applications that are essential to Mac OS X's continued running, so try not to touch anything apart from stuff like icons (that doesn't affect anything).

yinyang
7th July 2009, 07:20 PM
Actually, after downloading Candybar and playing around with it, I like it a lot!

Already Tweaked a few icons. It's so easy, just drag + drop.

CandyBar is a great app, and if you're looking for more icons or sets or themes, try the MacThemes forums...

MacThemes Forum / Mac Releases (http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewforum.php?id=2)

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