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Hi all,

I've been trying to customise my folder icons, but im only having limited success...

I find it a lot easier to recognise a folder in a massive list with a simple image, so what i want to do is add a simple logo (ie that of a client) onto the standard folder icon, and use that. (image attached as example) However no matter what file format i use for the new image, os x always displays the image on a white background and with a drop shadow. (2nd image) I tried ico and icns but they dont display the image if you replace the folder image with them....

what am i doing wrong? or is there no way to make new folder images without shrinking the image and adding that drop shadow. I just want it to look like the normal folder but with a logo on the front of it.

Thanks so much if you can help...


edit: apologies.... I'm on 10.6.4
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Try opening the icon in Preview and then selecting the whole icon (command+a) and then pasting it onto the folder. I think you are getting the info on the icon you want to use, copying it out of the icon field and then pasting it onto the folder in the info window.

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Thanks a lot that worked perfectly.

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