Apple Hack – Mac – Make Some Cool Folder Icons
Tired of the boring blue folders on your Mac? Change them!
I just found out that this was even possible to do. Of course, I had to change all of my boring, old folders on my Mac desktop tosome cool icons!
This has not been a total time-waster. It really does make finding what I need so much quicker when each folder has its own iconthat reminds me of its content.
I’ve also “re-iconned” all of my folders in my collection of stock images with an icon of what’s inside the folder. This is pretty easy to do:
1. Select the folder that you’d like to change. Hit command-i, which will open theinformationpanel for that folder.
2. Find a photo or clip art that you would like to use for the folder’s icon. Open it on yourdesktop. Use a jpeg or png file. You don’t have to resize it - it will resize automatically.
3. With your desired jpeg or png file open, hit command-a (selects all of the picture), then hitcommand-c (copies the picture.)
4. Go back to the information panel for the folder you are going to change. Double-click the bluefolder icon in the upper left corner, next to the name of the folder. You will see a gray outline around the folder. Hit command-v (paste) and the folder will now have a new, cool icon to replace the old one!