OS X El Capitan: Create custom icons for files or folders

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Create custom icons for files or folders

You can create a custom icon for any file or folder using your own pictures, icons downloaded from the web, or the icon from another file or folder.

Use your own picture or a picture from the web

  1. Copy the picture you want to use to the Clipboard.

    One way to do this is to open the picture in Preview, choose Edit > Select All, then choose Edit > Copy.

  2. Select the file or folder whose icon you want to replace, then choose File > Get Info.

  3. At the top of the Info window, click the picture of the icon, then choose Edit > Paste.

Use an icon from another file or folder

  1. Select the file or folder whose icon you want to use, then choose File > Get Info.

  2. At the top of the Info window, click the icon, then choose Edit > Copy.

  3. Select the other file or or folder, then choose File > Get Info.

  4. Click the icon, then choose Edit > Paste.

Restore the original icon for an item

  1. Select the file or folder, then choose File > Get Info.

  2. At the top of the Info window, select the custom icon, then choose Edit > Cut.

Published Date: Sep 19, 2017
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