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Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

ishot-11.jpgWhen I create an alias to a desktop folder its icon is of lower resolution than original.

Even when I copy and paste from the respective get infos I get the same result. Any ideas?


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,431 points)

    That's not a standard folder icon, so either you gave it a custom icon or you installed some kind of hack to change the user interface. In the latter case, you should remove the hack or refer to its developer for support.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    I used candybar to change the icons. I believe they are Apple icons from an earlier version of Mac OS. I do not believe there is any hack per say.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,431 points)

    "Candy Bar" is very much a hack. You can use if it you think of your computer as a toy rather than a tool, but then you're reliant on the developer for help if anything goes wrong, which it has and will again. All I can do is advise you to get rid of it, and I don't know how to do that.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    OK so Reinstalled OS x 10.8 and got rid if candybar and icons created with it. Alias files still fuzzy.Also /system/library/coreservices/core types.bundle/contents/resources does contain the folder icons. But even if you change them the display reverts to a different set of icons which I cannot find. There must be a trick somewhere.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,910 points)

    Reinstall OSX.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,431 points)

    Back up all data to at least two different storage devices, if you haven't already done so. The backups can be made with Time Machine or with a mirroring tool such as "Carbon Copy Cloner." Preferably both.

     

    Boot into Recovery mode, launch Disk Utility, and erase the startup volume with the default options. This operation will destroy all data on the volume, so you had be better be sure of your backups. Quit Disk Utility and install OS X. When you reboot, you'll be prompted to go through the initial setup process. That’s when you transfer the data from one of your backups.

       

    Transfer only "Users" and "Settings" – not "Applications" or "Other files." Don't transfer the Guest account, if it was enabled on the old system.

     

    Reinstall your third-party software cautiously. Self-contained applications that install into the Applications folder by drag-and-drop or download from the App Store are safe. Anything that comes packaged as an installer or that prompts for an administrator password is suspect, and you must test thoroughly after reinstalling each such item to make sure you haven't restored the problem.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    I did do a reinstall of OSX. I'm not willing to do a clean install as everything else works fine.

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    A fairly painless thing to try is starting up in Safe Mode, which is rumored to clear some caches with icon information.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    Safe mode did clean up the existing aliases. However, after restarting in normal mode,creating a new alias results in the alias icon being fuzzy! What is going on?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,910 points)

    Something that is in your user account is causing it, booting to safe mode disables all 3rd party add ons.

     

    It's something you installed.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    Well I tried the old bubble sort menthod of eliminating add-ons to find the culpret. Just when you thing you got it it turns out you don't. I don't know wht gives.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,910 points)

    You have 2 choices, find and remove the culprit or erase and reinstall your system, I know which I would choose.

     

    In future, try to avoid installing hacks, they can be difficult to clean up after,

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    I deleted the user com.apple.finder.playlist. Then rebooted. All icons now display in correct resolution. I do not know if this is a permenant fix.

  • Neal Tobochnik Level 1 (35 points)

    Well that did not last long. So I removed all login items. Then booted into safe mode. Icons normal. Rebooted into normal mode. Icons normal. 15 minutes later some folder icons are now fuzzy again. Not just aliases.

     

    So none of the suggested fixes worked.

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