Solved

HD icon

Posted on 2004-04-19
8
354 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I'm using 10.2.8 and I am all into icons -- I am trying change the Macintosh HD icon but it will not take a custom icon. My hardrive is partioned into OSX portion and a 9.2.2 portion - the 9.2.2 portion will hold a custom icom but not the 10. What might be up here?
0
Comment
Question by:Pilate
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
Comment Utility
What kind of icon are you using. OS X icons and OS 9 icons are different. Checked out resexcellence.com for info on changing OS X icons?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pilate
Comment Utility
They are X icons -- I got them off a Macaddict disk I think
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
Comment Utility
And are you using copy/paste or are you replacing the icon file?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pilate
Comment Utility
I'm copying and pasting
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
Ok, you select the icon you want, get info, hilight the icon in the Get Info window, copy, get info on the HD icon, hilight the icon in the Get Info window, and paste. Right? Have you tried using Clear on the HD icon first?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pilate
Comment Utility
It had something to do with permissions -- although I am the only user of my computer I created two users "Me" and an "Admin" account. I do all my work in the Me account. Is this necessary should I just do my work in a account with Admin access? It is occasionally a pain when I have to log out and back in to make change in the Applications folder or change permissions to change a flipping icon.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
Comment Utility
Just do your work in the Admin account. You ARE the admin after all. The account you DONT want to use is the ROOT user. All others are safe.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:dtvjho
Comment Utility
Pasting a custom icon normally results in a file being created (if it doesn't already exist). If the permissions in the enclosing directory don't allow file creation, an error will be generated but the code creating the file might not report the failure.

If I recall correctly, Apple doesn't want users using Admin except when to perform administrative commands. If you want to continue using the Me account on a regular basis, you might (1) want to investigate the umask feature. This feature designates the default permissions for all new files and directories. I've worked in the UNIX field for over 10 years and have the line "umask 022" in my .cshrc. Each time I log in the umask gets set (csh is my startup shell). I have Macs at home but they're not OS X capable, so you may be able to get further help on this. (2) Since you are working on the top level of a volume, mount points come into play. I'm not sure how OS X handles directory permissions on a mount point, but you should be able to change the permissions either with the volume mounted or unmounted and get your paste to stick. BTW, I've got lots of custom folder icons at home. :-)
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to …
In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now