How to change Finder's dock icon?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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.



  • Reply 1 of 3
    mithrasmithras Posts: 165member
    It is


    If you already downloaded the toolbar icon, then just go to Terminal and type


    cd /System/Library/CoreServices/

    sudo cp Finder.icns Finder.backup.icns

    sudo cp computer.icns Finder.icns


    [EDIT]: The above does not work.

    Clever bastards! I'm not sure where they're hiding it; it's not in,and it doesn't seem to be anywhere else in

    Anyone else?

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  • Reply 2 of 3
    undotwaundotwa Posts: 97member
    I think it's actually in the HIToolbox (probably this) or Extras.rsrc.

    Because a lot of themes change the icon.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    undotwa is correct. You need to open this file is an icon editor such as Iconographer and change resource ID -16842:


    Also, you need to edit this icon:

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