How to change the icons?
"Get Info" way!
Select the icon you would like to use
2. Select File Menu - "Get Info"
3. Click on the icon in the "Get Info"
4. Select Edit Menu - "Copy"
5. Close the "Get Info" window
Select the folder or file you want to apply the
7. Select File Menu - "Get Info"
8. Click on the icon in the "Get Info"
9. Select Edit Menu - "Paste" -
method will not work on the Trash icons! To change
the Trash and System icons, use the instruction
In OS 8.5 and above the operating system handles
the icons differently when the "Get Info" method is
used. It only paste the 32 bit information of the
icons which means that you will not see the icons
if pasted to a removable media and moved to an
older version of OS.
to change the icons?
ResEdit file is provided by the author, it's fairly
easy to change the System Icons with
First make a copy of your "System"(located in the
the "System copy" with ResEdit and open the
ResEdit file of that icon you like to use - we call
this now "New System Icons".
Click on the first resource in the "New System
Icons", go to Edit Menu - "Copy".
2. Click on the "System copy" window,
go to Edit Menu - "Paste".
When ResEdit asks you: "Replace resources with the
same ID?" Click: Yes
the #1 and #2 until you
"copied-pasted" all the resources.
you finished, close the windows.
When ResEdit asks you: "Save "System copy"
before closing?" Click: Yes
you have the original "System" and a "System
copy" in your "System Folder".
a new folder and name it "OLD SYSTEM". Put
your original "System" in the "OLD SYSTEM"
folder. Rename the "System copy" to
"System". Restart your computer! - That's
not trash your original
If something goes wrong during the changing
process, you like to have a backup of a working
System file! Also, you might like to keep it for
future use... In any case, you don't want to trash
case, you like to have this Quick Help handy, you
can also download
applications, some useful links to get more help
my very simple advice to make icons!