7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2008 6:37 AM by sig
Borderdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I use to have a nice fat Turkey icon on my Dock which held all my recipes. Some time ago this changed to a generic looking folder. All the files are still in there and I can assign new icons to the
individual files like a salad icon for the salads and a bottle of wine for the wines, but I can't change the folder sitting on the dock back to my fat old Turkey?

Any ideas?

thanks Borderdog

MacBook Pro, Shuffle, Nano, Nano touch, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)
    Where is the original folder? Check your Documents folder for it. Where did you get the picture of the Turkey? The folder in the dock is just an alias.
  • TopoTone Level 4 Level 4 (1,255 points)
    I've just recently had a custom icon vanish, too. Fortunately I kept a copy of that icon and simply had to select the original item, in my applications folder, and paste it back onto it in the Get Info window.
    I have no idea why it decided to revert back to it's original icon.
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)
    Sometimes it's just a matter of removing the alias from the dock and dragging the original folder or app back into the dock.
  • Borderdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    There is an alias of my fat turkey icon with all the recipes in Documents. If I drag it to the desk top I get my fat turkey back. If I try and drag that back down to the dock it installs with the same generic folder icon. I can't remember where I got the original icon from.

    Borderdog
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)
    Control click on the alias and select show in finder.
  • Borderdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Somehow the problem is fixed. I was playing around with this problem and found out if I clicked on
    the recipe folder and kept it held down the window opened giving me the options of how to display it. Display as stacks was checked, so I checked display as folder and the fat turkey icon suddenly reappeared as the recipe icon. Don't know where it's been all these months but is back.

    Borderdog
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)
    Happy days and just in time for Thanksgiving.