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How Do I Paste an Icon On To a Folder?

I want to paste an icon on to a folder – my shortcuts folder, to see it more readily. I have tried opening my “Bookmarks” folder with control-info and dragging an icon into the the upper left corner to replace the plain blue icon, but this doesn’t work.
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Peter Balsam

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Paste an Icon On To a Folder?”

    9 months ago

    You need to copy and paste an image on the icon in the Info window. You can’t just drag an “icon” (really, a file) on to it. You need the data copied and pasted to be image data, not an entire file containing an image. So open the image in an image editing app (Preview will do if you have no other) and copy the image itself and paste.

    See: Getting Around a Common Custom Icon Problem.

    Note: With Mojave, it is important to use an image that is exactly square. Otherwise, the result is stretched and blurry.

    Peter Balsam
    9 months ago

    I succeeded in pasting an icon on the folder. Unfortunately, the folder is no longer a folder and the contents no longer exist.

    9 months ago

    Peter: Sounds like you did something different. See my link above. You select the icon in the Info window and paste the image into that icon.

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