When we published a post that directed users on how to change their folder icons to awesome images, we felt little guilty in keeping Mac users out of this awesome trick. Although a bit late, but here we are with the trick to change icon of any file or folder in OS X.
Depending upon the source of the image the way to change the folder icon may vary. So here we illustrate the method to create a custom icon.
Source 1: Your own picture or a picture from the web | Change folder icon
- Open the picture in Preview > choose Edit > Select All > again select Edit > Copy
- Go to the file or folder whose icon you want to replace. Select File > Get Info (alternatively you can right click on the file or folder and select ‘Get Info’)
- At the top of the Info window > click of the picture of the icon > choose Edit > Paste
Source 2: Icon from another folder or file | Change folder icon
- Select the file or folder that has the source image > choose File > Get Info > Select the icon at the top of the Info Window > Choose Edit > Copy
- Select the file or folder whose icon you wish to customize > choose File > Get Info > Select the icon at the top of the Info Window > Choose Edit > Paste
I understand that you won’t be happy with just this one trick up your sleeves for Mac OS X. That is why we urge you to check our other post on some Amazing tricks of Mac OS X. If you are the mischievous kind like our contributors here then you can play some pranks on your friends.
Do let us know your comments and other queries and our team will be happy to answer them for you.
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