6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2010 8:21 AM by Outpost
Outpost Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
I ran a little hard drive diagnostic program provided by Seagate on my Seagate ext. drive, and it changed the desktop icon to their own.

I like the default Mac icon better. How do I get it back?

More generally, where are the icons stored? Seems like there used to be an icon library, but Spotlight reveals nothing.

iMac 266ghz 24", Mac OS X (10.6.2), also, iBook G4 from Sept. '04, 10.5.8, 768megs ram
  • Simon (UK) Level 4 Level 4 (3,565 points)
    Right-click on the drive and choose *Get Info*. Select the icon in the top left hand corner of the window and hit the delete button.


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  • Outpost Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Thanks, but it didn't work. In fact, when I drag some other icon onto it, and then select/delete, it goes back to the Seagate icon, not the original Apple icon.

    Still, where are the default icons stored?
  • Simon (UK) Level 4 Level 4 (3,565 points)
    I'm surprised to hear that. If you check out Apple's own instructions on changing icons you'll see that's the way to do it. Works for me. As to where the HD icon is stored -

    /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources


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  • Outpost Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I found the icon, but it lacks the markings of the origingal one. Tried to copy it onto the Seagate icon, but it results in the "preview" icon appearing.

    Seems that the Seagate program replaced the system icon with theirs. I was searching around and found a site which gave instructions for changing a system icon, but said it could result in bad things if you mess up. Now I can't find the site in my history list. I think it was linked off a MacForums post.

    I am going to try a Time Machine restore.
  • Outpost Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    .... or maybe not. What would I restore? The extensions folder, I'm thinking. There's a Seagate "lego block" (what's the technical term for that?) in there with the Seagate icon in its contents.

    How would I run that Seagate drive diagnostic program without changing the icon?

    SuperDuper has instructions for setting up a "sandbox." I better look into that.
  • Outpost Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I did a timemachine restore of the extensions folder, and have my original drive icon back. How do I give myself a star?