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Change the Finder icon in Dock

#1 User is offline   WhiteHat 

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:52 AM

Just browsing through the internet and I couldn't find a Tutorial which showed how to change the Finder icon in dock in SNOW LEOPARD. Here are the steps:

(You will need to log in as root)

1. Go on google and look for the icon you want and copy it
2. Navigate to Macintosh HD>System>Library>CoreServices.
3.Click on the Finder app and press "CMD+I" to open 'Get info' for Finder.
4. On the top left there should be icon next to the text Finder.
5. Click on the icon and Press "Cmd+V" to paste your new icon there
6. Close the window.
7. Go back to Macintosh HD>System>Library>CoreServices and look for the app called "Dock"
8. Right click "Dock.app" and select "Show Package Contents" and open "Contents"
9. Look for the Image called "finder.png" and copy it somewhere for back up.
10. Go to the image u copied and change the name to finder.png
11. Replace the finder.png in the Dock.app with your new one
12. Close all the windows
13. Open Terminal
14. Type this code in:
sudo rm /var/folders/*/*/-Caches-/com.apple.dock.iconcache


15. Then kill Dock using this command:
killall Dock


16. Once the Dock reopens you're done!

Enjoy :)
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:58 AM

Thank you so much!!! I did everything until one of the last steps where i delete that file! I cant believe that i found out most of it out on my own though! Thanks so much again!!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:40 AM

Or use software that does that for you!
CandyBar for instance is a great app that allows you to customize pretty much any icon you see!
I'm user 888! Cool! :)
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

Ive done this again after i changed it before and now its just a blank spot in my dock. What do I do?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:10 AM

Oh my gosh im so stupid. it was just that I named the finder.png Finder.png
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

Haha nice, don't worry about it =D
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

I've followed exactly what was written in the instructions, and have my new image as finder.png in the Dock.app, but when I went to the Terminal to copy the command and kill the dock, nothing happened. The dock reluanched, and when it popped up again, it was the same icon as before. Help!

It also changed two of my desktop backgrounds -_-

EDIT: Of course I missed the whole "on SNOW LEAPORD" thing.... xD I have Lion, by any chance might you know how to do this same thing on that operating system?
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

hey, how can I change it back to the one it was before? :)
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