2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 6:47 AM by seventy one
tcf13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

hi everyone,


I've been trying to change a folder icon to a .jpeg image, but having followed the instructions in HT2493 I am at a loss to get this procedure to work for me. At best, the blue folder icon is replaced by the mac .jpeg image icon and not the actual image file I want to use. The instructions seemed very straightforward and I believe I followed them correctly. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Worse, I know I've done this at least once before because I have a "my stuff" folder on my desktop which has a special photo icon. Thanks for reading, and, any and all suggestions welcomed...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Model 8,2
  • tcf13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again,


    Got it!  Thanks to Barney-15E who responded to another user with the same question. I found his reply in the archived discussion from 2009. What I was missing was opening the image in preview, then selecting the entire image and copying it to the clipboard. Then when I went to the get info panel and hilighted the folder icon I could replace it with the image file.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,160 points)

    Hello tcf13,


    Are you aware of an excellent app in the app store ... foldericoncreator.   You can do all sorts of things very easily, indeed my desk top is a riot of colour.   For £5.49 I have transformed much of my filing system.


    Hope this helps you for future changes.