drive icons?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hey all... Anyone know where the icons live for mounted volumes?



More importantly, is it possible to alter the icons for different drives? I'd like to customize each one so that I can easilly tell which volume is which (as they all have the same name!)



Thanks!

-Rob

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by robMaurizi:

    <strong>Hey all... Anyone know where the icons live for mounted volumes?



    More importantly, is it possible to alter the icons for different drives? I'd like to customize each one so that I can easilly tell which volume is which (as they all have the same name!)



    Thanks!

    -Rob</strong><hr></blockquote>



    cant help ya with q1 but in regards to the other question, yes, no probs. You can put custom icons on everything.. from a smart card, usb keydrive, separate partitions, etc.



    good sites for icons:

    <a href="http://www.xicons.com"; target="_blank">www.xicons.com</a>

    <a href="http://www.resexcellence.com"; target="_blank">www.resexcellence.com</a>

    <a href="http://www.iconfactory.com"; target="_blank">www.iconfactory.com</a>



    (tons more, but those are my fav)
  • Reply 2 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:



    You can put custom icons on everything.. from a smart card, usb keydrive, separate partitions, etc.



    <hr></blockquote>



    Is it like the old cmd-i / copy & paste method from older MacOS, or can I acutally alter the .ico file itself?



    -Rob
  • Reply 3 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by robMaurizi:

    <strong>



    Is it like the old cmd-i / copy & paste method from older MacOS, or can I acutally alter the .ico file itself?



    -Rob</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Both. Use an app like iconographer or iconmachine to edit .icn-files. Or you could just get info and copy/paste any icon onto your drive.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=16010&db=mac"; target="_blank">Candy Bar 1.5 for Jaguar. Icon utility with legs</a>



    drag and drop icons into even finder, trash, and system. smooth interface and painless UI mods
  • Reply 5 of 7
    I was looking to do something similar, namely change the icon of Iomega Zip disks that appear on the Desktop from the bland white Removable icon that is the default. I downloaded and installed IomegaWare 4.0.2, Ctrl-Clicked on the Iomega Tools app to 'Show Package Contents', and found several good .icns files, but don't know what to do with them. Can I just move and rename them to the System Folder? Anyone have an idea?
  • Reply 6 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by hjordis71:

    <strong>Can I just move and rename them to the System Folder? Anyone have an idea?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's what Candybar does for you. Download it and enjoy.



    A lot safer than mucking around in the system folder by yourself.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    I can't get CandyBar to recognize the .icns file though. If I try to drag the file into the CandyBar well, it changes to the 'ICNS' Preview icon, not the actual icon of the Zip disk.
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