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Can't change Finder icon

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lovelyxdays Calculating status...
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Jul 28, 2012 2:36 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I am trying to change my finder icon after installing Mountain Lion but am having problems doing so.

 

I have tried using applications such as Candybar and LiteIcon but neither of them work and the default finder icon just won't change, even after a restart.

 

Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone have a fix I could try? Thanks for your help.

  • Tuttle Level 7 Level 7 (28,960 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to lovelyxdays)

    This is by design and not a problem with a ready fix. You'll have to wait until a third-party solution is created or updated for 10.8.

  • Mark Labonte Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 10:10 AM (in response to lovelyxdays)

    This didn't work for me. Is this the only image you replaced?

  • balogfalvi Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to Mark Labonte)

    Replace it with a 128 x 128 .png

  • AtomArts Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to lovelyxdays)

    You can restore-change your Finder icon...Just go to your HDD/system/library/CoreServices, right click to "CoreTypes.bundle" and choose "Show package contents, click at /contents/resources and delete "Findericon.icns". Copy-paste icon you want to use (must be 128x128) if its png file rename it to .icns...

    Than go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app, right mouse-choose show package contents and go to /Contents/Resources, there are 2 png files, finder.png and finder@2x.png. Replace them with with same png you used to replace Finder.icns but this time they must be .png- finder.png and finder@2x.png. Restart your machine and voila, your finder icon is back...Reminder, icns and png must be the same file, 128x128.

  • Mark Labonte Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to AtomArts)

    Here's how I changed the Finder icon in the Dock:

     

    -  Replace /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/finder128.png with a different 128x128 image.

    - Clear icon cache:

    sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \;

    - Restart Finder and Dock

     

    Now I have a "pile of poo" icon in my Dock, which I think is more appropriate for Finder.

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