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    Look at my startup disk icon
    why is it like this? All i did was install Windows via boot camp, then removed it cos i didn't want it...hmmm. Its a bit small on the screeny but hopefully you can see what i mean


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    Just right-click and select "Get Info" then select the icon at the top of the dialog and press the delete key. This will get rid of any icon that has been over-laid and you should be back to the default icon.
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    Close System Preferences

    drag /System/Library/PreferencePanes/StartupDisk.prefpane to the desktop

    delete the original /System/Library/PreferencePanes/StartupDisk.prefpane
    you'll be asked for a password

    open System Preferences

    Close System Preferences

    Drag the desktop prefpane backup to the original location

    Open System Preferences

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    Quote Originally Posted by olias
    Just right-click and select "Get Info" then select the icon at the top of the dialog and press the delete key. This will get rid of any icon that has been over-laid and you should be back to the default icon.
    This is a great tip olias, but unfortunately won't restore the Startup Disc icon in this instance.

    The icons in System Prefs are aliases to preferences and cannot be right-clicked or command clicked on.

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    hmm....i'm confused, where do I click and select 'Get Info'?

    Edit: ignore that

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    I had something similar on another icon. I used Mac Pilot and hit the Erase Icon cache under Tools.
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    ok, I tried that and its still the same. Is there anything else I can do?

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    anyone?

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    Talking Thanks Macwork!
    What Macwork suggested worked for me. I had the same icon problem.

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