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    Changing UI sound effects

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    Question Changing UI sound effects
    I am recently a new Owner of a 27in Imac which is my first apple PC. I am wanting to change my sound effects on my computer. Is this possible to do on an Imac? For example instead of the sound that happens when you put something in the trash i want to put one of my sounds for it. This is also my first forum post ever I have always just read other post people had questions on. So if I am in the wrong section posting sorry was not sure where to post this question

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    Changing UI sound effects

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    Welcome to mac forums.
    HD>system>library>components>Contents>Resources>Sy stemSounds>finder>empty trash.aif
    This is the trash sound.
    I can't help you much further than that, but hopefully someone will come along shortly, but meanwhile, there's your starting point.

    Before you tamper with anything in your system folder, be sure to keep up to date backups.

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    Changing UI sound effects

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    That's pretty much how you do it. Learn how to give yourself permission to do it either in the command line or in the UI. To show the contents of that directory, you will have to navigate to /system/library/ and then right click (or 2 finger tap) components and say "show package contents" - you'll also have to do a get info on that directory (components) and give yourself write access.

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    Changing UI sound effects

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    also, that directory is incorrect, at least in Snow Leopard.

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    Changing UI sound effects

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    You can add or remove or edit sounds in /System/Library/Sounds - the trash sound isn't located here, though.

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    Changing UI sound effects

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I left out coreaudio.component in the above directory, however, in Snow Leopard I have:
    HD>system>library>components>coreaudio.components> Contents>Resources>SystemSounds>finder>empty trash.aif without having to right click components to show package contents.
    I don't know why that is, as I do recall having to right click last time I checked it out, which may have been when I was using Leopard

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