Hard drive icons..

VGZ

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Has anyone found a way to change the icon on a hard drive? I can't get my icons to change and its driving me nuts.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks,
 

MacFreak

Chic Not Geek
I have been tried to replace this ugly hard drive icon. But I couldn't figure it out. Even I tried to use Root access no luck!
 

reidab

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I am having the same problem but i do find it interesting to note that attempting to change the icons in X DOES change them in OS 9.1.
 

Solishu

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Originally posted by reidab
I am having the same problem but i do find it interesting to note that attempting to change the icons in X DOES change them in OS 9.1.
So can you change it in 9.1 and have it show up in X?
 

mehtajr

Registered
There's been some fairly extensive discussion of this over on the xicons forums... here's the gist:

The hard drive icons can't be changed in the release build, and it's a bug that has been reported to Apple but not yet fixed. A custom icon can be assigned to a drive, but X will not display it. The workaround for the time being is to use aliases instead of the actual drives on your desktop. Of course, making an alias of the drive won't work (it'll just show the generic icon that can't be changed), so here's what you do...

1. Make an alias of a file on your hard drive (any old file will do).
2. Use the inspector to change the alias' icon
3. Use the inspector to retarget the alias to one of your partitions.

Once you've made an alias for each drive, you can turn off the "show disks on desktop" option and get the general workaround 'til this issue is fixed
 

turbine

Emperor of things small
[/B][/QUOTE]So can you change it in 9.1 and have it show up in X? [/B][/QUOTE]

unfortunately no. if you try to change the icon in OS X, nothing seems to happen, but if you boot in OS 9, the icons have changed there. very strange
 

MacFreak

Chic Not Geek
If we cant replace this Hard Drive Icon. I think this icon is so UGLY! I could replace a better ICON. But why we able to replace icon others while Hard Drive? Doh..
 

Douglas

Registered
If you go to http://www.xicons.com and look at the custimization article you can change HD icons. This is mdifying the default icon. With those instructions you can change the Trash new folders and bunch of other icons. Now the only problem is you can only pick one hard drive icon. So multiple partitions wil have the same custom icon. I found the instructions to be straightforward and simple enough.

Worth the effort if you want to modify the majority of the system icons.
 
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