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OS 10.5 - Icon issues on startup in Mac OS X 10.X


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jasonhavens

 
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I purchased my MacBook about a year ago and love it. I will be converting all of our computers (home and office) to Macs as a result. However, the only strange thing that keeps occurring is that my icons keep changing from whatever icon is associated with the file type (e.g., *.doc files to MS Word for Mac) to Mac Preview icons soon after booting up. My desktop appears initially with all correct icons associated. Then as the boot continues and a couple of additional items appear in the upper right corner (e.g., LogMeIn, Time Capsule, Bluetooth, etc.), all of the icons switch to Preview. Perhaps this is something that I need to address at an Apple store, though we have none close to us. The files are still properly associated because I can open them or "Get Info" to confirm that. Has anyone had this issue? I searched the forums but could not find anything exactly on point. Thank you in advance for any tips.
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If the problem you are describing is simply that the default icons are overwritten with Mac Preview icons, the solution is easy.

With Finder active, click View -> Show View Options:

Then, uncheck "Show icon preview".

I was having the same problem and stumbled on your post. Your wording made it easy to find the fix. Thanks.

--kaw
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Thanks, kaw. That resolved my issue!

Kind regards,

Jason
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