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How to change Finder's dock icon?

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Ok, now I know how to change the computer icon in a finder window's toolbar. Next, I'd like to change the Finder's icon in the dock, it's so ugly and boring. A cubist, smiley Mac face, I've been staring at that thing for years.

Is there anyway to change this icon? I'm thinking it would be cool to use the same icon used for my computer in the finder toolbar.

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It is
/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/Finder.icns

If you already downloaded the toolbar icon, then just go to Terminal and type
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cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources
sudo cp Finder.icns Finder.backup.icns
sudo cp computer.icns Finder.icns
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[EDIT]: The above does not work.
Clever bastards! I'm not sure where they're hiding it; it's not in Dock.app,and it doesn't seem to be anywhere else in Finder.app

Anyone else?

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I think it's actually in the HIToolbox (probably this) or Extras.rsrc.

Because a lot of themes change the icon.
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undotwa is correct. You need to open this file is an icon editor such as Iconographer and change resource ID -16842:

/System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Resources/HIToolbox.rsrc

Also, you need to edit this icon:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/Finder.icns
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Originally Posted by Junkyard Dawg View Post

Ok, now I know how to change the computer icon in a finder window's toolbar. Next, I'd like to change the Finder's icon in the dock, it's so ugly and boring. A cubist, smiley Mac face, I've been staring at that thing for years.

Is there anyway to change this icon? I'm thinking it would be cool to use the same icon used for my computer in the finder toolbar.

?

They Are Wrong Changing Finders Icon Under Finder's Recourcses Folder Doesn't Change The Dock Icon. You Must Instead Go To "/System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/finder.png" There You Can Change The Finder Icon, The Trash Icon, And Even The Little Poof Thing When You Get Rid Of Dock Files.
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