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How Do You Change the Icon Of a Folder In the Finder?

Years ago, I was able to change the icon of my folders. Recently, I went to change a folder icon (from Get Info option). I can no longer just “drop” a new icon into the preview. I haven’t done this in a long time and I had all files with new icons prior to Catalina/Big Sur. Is this still an option and if it is how do we change?

I am a visual person (even though I am a professional musician). I like to have main folders looking very different. Sub folders I do not mind the basic blue.
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Ken Vignona

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do You Change the Icon Of a Folder In the Finder?”

    1 month ago

    You can’t drag and drop. You need to copy the image — the pixels in the image, not the file. And then select the icon in Get Info and paste.

    See https://macmost.com/how-to-create-custom-folder-and-drive-icons-for-your-mac.html

    Ken
    1 month ago

    Perfect. I cannot believed I missed this one. Thanks.

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