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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?
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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?
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They are X icons -- I got them off a Macaddict disk I think
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And are you using copy/paste or are you replacing the icon file?
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I'm copying and pasting
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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. :-)
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