Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folder icons - help!
    When I try to change the default icons (i.e Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc) in the finder sidebar, it will change the folder icons on /Users/ simultaneously exactly with the same icon.
    I've try to restore sidebar icons with candybar and litelicon, repaired all the permissions, verified the disk on disk utility and it was ok, also deleted com.apple.finder.plist, but still the same annoying problem persists.
    here's how it looks
    Screen shot 2010-06-21 at 9.32.30 AM.png

    This issue is only when I try to change the Desktop, Documents and Downloads icons, the rest of all the icons as library, music, pictures etc all seem ok.
    Is there any way to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Location
    Napier NZ
    Posts
    3,291
    Specs:
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Welcome to the Forum. Not sure what u are trying to do but you do realise that everything in your home folder - 'J' is shown in 2 places - see Applications as marked - just as Home Folder [House icon] is shown twice in your screen shot;


    Click for full size

  3. #3
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    exactly what I've mention before….as soon as I change an icon on finder sidebar it changes simultaneously exactly the same icon on /Users/ replacing the folder icon…any help fixing it?

  4. #4
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    when you use CandyBar, some times it needs a system reboot or log out then back in and then to open THE particular Application for the icons to change back ?? Have you done either of those ??
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  5. #5
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    I rebooted quite a few times trying to change the sidebar icons with Candybar and Litelicon and no changing at all..

  6. #6
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,828
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Why, why, why do people mess with icons??? Use the default icons. They just work.

  7. #7
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    Im trying to set up the default sidebar icons on finder and no lucky changing it...

  8. #8
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,828
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Delete com.apple.finder.plist and Restart. That will do it.

    Find it in ~/Library/Preferences

  9. #9
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    I mentioned before that I deleted com.apple.finder.plist and is still the same, if I change the icons on the finder sidebar, the icon folders on /users/ will change too with the same identical icon…
    What's really annoying is that I repaired permissions, checked the disk and it was ok…also tried to change the sidebar with Candybar and Litelicon, rebooting and nothing happens at all…It's the 1st time that I'm having system issues like this.

    __________________

    Edit:
    I did some googling and try to get a fix on this issue and find one:

    On terminal I entered this for each sidebar icon missing, i.e for Downloads icon

    rm -r "Downloads"
    mkdir "Downloads"

    Now 4 of the icons are restored in the sidebar (Screen shot 1), and the same folders on/Users/ but I still can't restore the Applications icon.
    When I try to make changes, it still replaces system Applications folder simultaneously with the same icon of the sidebar. (Screen shot 2)
    Any idea how to fix it?
    Is there a way of deleting the system Applications folder or replace it with a new one…?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #10
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,828
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Uninstall Candybar and Litelicon and then dump the plist file.

  11. #11
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2010
    Posts
    6
    I've tried that and still not fixing it

    ___________________

    Edit:

    I repaired all permissions and the disk with the OSX Snow Leopard DVD (all ok, like before) and still the same problem…

  12. #12
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,828
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    You probably need to use the Terminal command to reset the Dock. It's something like "Kill all dock" but you have to have it exactly right, and I don't know what that is, exactly.

  13. #13
    Changing finder sidebar icons, also changes /users/ folders icons - help!
    JUKE179r's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2009
    Location
    DohaLondonVegas
    Posts
    882
    Specs:
    '07 MBP 256GB SSD/6GB RAM/SL <--DAW!!!
    Try and copy the Applications folder icon from your OSX disc. Click "Info" on your Application folder on the HD and paste it to top left icon on the "Info" view.
    MBP 3,1 & 4,1 w/ Vertex 4 SSD | Logic Pro 9 | Ableton Live 8 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 3000+ vinyl records

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Sidebar icons show up as folders
    By Betty Lenon in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2011, 01:49 PM
  2. How to change Finder Sidebar Icons?
    By donkeykang in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-29-2010, 01:54 AM
  3. Changing icons with multiple users
    By sre71 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-22-2007, 07:11 AM
  4. sidebar icons and folders
    By ktc0ut in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2006, 12:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •