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    Default Replace the Finder icon

    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowleopard48 View Post
    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.

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    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

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    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...
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    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.

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    Told ya so

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    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

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    That shouldn't have happened from using Candybar. I used that to change my dock icons (including Finder) to this icon set. What else did you change?

    Also, do you have a Time Machine backup?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathR32 View Post
    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.

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    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    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...

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