7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2008 6:37 AM by sig
Borderdog Level 1 Level 1
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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8
    Control click on the alias and select show in finder.
  • Borderdog Level 1 Level 1
    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.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8
    Happy days and just in time for Thanksgiving.