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I'm trying to change the images of folders on my Mac (running Snow Leopard). When I drop the image I want to change it to I just get the generic icon for an image, like below:



Any ideas why the actual image isn't been shown?

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What works for me is go actually open up the image in preview, select it all, and do Command-C. then go to the image file and click on the small icon up top so that it's highlighted. then just paste.

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What works for me is go actually open up the image in preview, select it all, and do Command-C. then go to the image file and click on the small icon up top so that it's highlighted. then just paste.
Worked first time. Thanks very much for that. Strange how drag and drop doesn't work.....

ah well, got it sorted now!

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Worked first time. Thanks very much for that. Strange how drag and drop doesn't work.....

ah well, got it sorted now!

Thanks again!
Yeah, Its because it looks for either an image file or an icon file. When you drag a file, it takes the icon of that file, and puts it as the icon for the new one. I'm not sure how, but I believe you can set it up (like mine is) to display a small preview of an image instead of the file type icon. You might try hitting Command J when at the desktop, and going from there.

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