Quick Tip #1 • Custom Icons for your Folders
• Change your folders icon •
If your someone who really likes to keep files on your system very organized, and you really like visual indicators so you know whats in all of those folders, than changing your folders icon can be a big help.
For example, say you have a folder than contains only custom music tracks you created using GarageBand. So why not give that folder an icon that some how relates to music.
Like this icon below:
There are several ways to do this but one quick and easy way to do is to simply follow these steps.
1. Locate the icon that you want to use.
2. Locate the folder that will be getting the new icon.
3. Right Click (Ctrl + Click) on both the folder and the icon and select Get Info. You can also select the folder or icon and press Cmd+I, and that will do the same thing.
4. You then should have the same view as you see here:
5. Next click on the icon so its highlighted blue, and and press Cmd+C to copy the icon.
6. Finally select the folder’s icon so it’s now highlighted blue, and press Cmd+V.
7. Your folder should now have a custom icon!
• You can pretty much change any folder’s or application’s icon using these steps. Applications may default back to their original icon once you apply an update though, so you will have to follow these steps again.
• I would suggest testing this out on a new blank folder just to make sure it works for you.
If you have any questions or need more instruction please feel free to let us know!
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Go to Iconfactory to find lots of great and free icons!
If you really like customizing your icons you might want to check out CandyBar, a great app that automates the process a little more.
If you have a better way to do this or any suggestions we would love to hear!
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