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Gina Miller
Change file icons - not just one but for every file - Mac
on Oct 8, 2014 at 7:24:32 pm

Hi, I know how to change an icon by using get info. But this only changes one icon, for example if I have a Doc file that I change it will only change that file, all of the other Doc icons will remain their default appearance. I do have Candybar but it does not address every file there is. Is there a way go change a file types icon, that changes all of them? Thanks Gina


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Gina Miller
Re: Change file icons - not just one but for every file - Mac
on Oct 9, 2014 at 5:45:43 pm

Bump


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Tyler Chittick
Re: Change file icons - not just one but for every file - Mac
on Oct 11, 2014 at 12:19:58 am

Go -> Go to Folder
/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/

Look for the GenericDocumentIcon.icns file. Put one copy on your desktop (for editing) and another somewhere else (for backup). You can then open the desktop copy in preview, save as a .png, edit / change / whatever, save again. Change the file extension. Put that new file in the same folder, overwrite, restart. Should work. Here's where I got this info:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3454201/mac-os-x-document-icon-template
http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/27/mac-os-x-system-icons-location/

Do this with care. Both of these sites say this is a little advanced, FYI. Read those pages first!
Not my fault if something gets messed up! Good luck!

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