User changed folder icons to a graphic/ How does he get back to default icon.

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-17

I support a user here at work that changed all his folder alias'/and folders on his desktop to show pretty graphics. The problem is , this appears to have somehow broken Folder Sync backup.  

How do we get the default icon to re-associate with the folder?

We just want to get the plain ole looking folders back on the desktop.  He said if worse comes to worse he could recreate all his folders and copy all that is in them to the new folder (with the default icon) then delete the picture ones but it just seems like there should be an easier way.      Mac OS X  Tiger on a G5.

Question by:lontek
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    Click on the folder and do a get info.  Then, click on the pretty graphic and click delete.  The old icon should come back.  If it doesnt, then Create a new folder with the correct icon.  Do a get info on that folder and click on the picture of that folder and do a apple-c or edit-copy.  Then go the folder with the pretty graphic anc click the pretty graphic anc do a apple v or edit-paste.  It should put the folder back they way it was.  

    Do do all at once, you should be able to select all of them and do the same at the same time.  Good luck.
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    Well, that was easy.

    Thanks much.

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