08-06-2011, 03:21 PM #1Icons not changing - showing application preview instead
How's this for a basic question?
I have a spiffy Time Machine icon that I'd like to use in place of the default one. When I bring up Get Info on my Time Capsule, and drag or paste the new icon, I get the .PNG folder icon and not my nifty looking icon.
What am I doing wrong?
08-06-2011, 04:14 PM #2
Use command-C to copy the icon you want to "transfer". Open the Get Info window and click on the icon there to highlight it. Use command-v to paste the icon you copied. That should work unless you don't have sufficient permissions. That can be fixed in the Get Info window as well.
08-06-2011, 09:37 PM #3
Aye, that's exactly what I did. The stock Time Machine icon is a blue drive. The PNG file I'm using is a Time Capsule icon. I've tried an .ICO, .ICNS, .HQX, .JPG and a .PNG, and the result is the same as the above.
08-06-2011, 09:55 PM #4
Well, that was a basic answer.
After pasting the icon, try going into Show View Options for that Finder window and check or uncheck Show icon preview.
08-06-2011, 10:13 PM #5
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open the replacement icon in preview.
drag a box around it.
Cmd + C.
Go to Time Machine.
Select it and press Cmd + I.
select icon in top left. Cmd V. done.If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
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