Surprisingly, lots of people don’t know how to change the icons of folders and documents, so I’ve decided to post a lil’ How To on changing icons 😀
While there are various methods of doing so, I’ll be explaining changing the icon of an item by downloading folders with the icon attatched (so its actually a folder which your are downloading, not a .icon file.)
Step 1: Go and download some icon folders! Suggested place are at InterFACELIFT and http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/icons_screensavers/. One of my favorite icon sets is Monoliff from the Panic Blog.
Step 2: Take the folder or file that you want to change its icon, and click ‘Get Info’
Step 3: Then take the folder with the icon that you want to replace the original with, and also click ‘Get Info’.
Step 4: Select the icon you want to replace the original with, it should be highlighted blue when u click on it. Copy it, and then click on the icon that will be replaced (again, it should be highlighted blue) and then, paste it. Viola, complete!
NOTE: Sorry, the image got cut off and I was too lazy to fix it. It says “Notice it’s highlighted.”
Now that wasn’t too hard was it? If you’re still having problems, leave a comment and I’ll try and clarify things.
UPDATE! Looks like there’s an easier way to change icons…
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