Hazel Folder Icons Available

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Hazel Folder Icons Available Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:43 pm • by capitalj
I wanted to distinguish drop folders from other folders, so I made myself a couple of icons with the Hazel featherduster superimposed over them - a generic folder and the desktop icon (thanks to Mr Noodle for use of the featherduster logo.) I might make more, depending on how Hazel fits into my workflow.

They are Apple File Icons (Resource, not .icns) that you can see here - http://snipurl.com/wtba-RH3PHY - and download here (92 KB zip) - http://snipurl.com/wt61-LNMIJ2 - if you are interested.

To use them - not to insult anybody's intelligence, but just in case - click once on the icon you want to use then File>Get Info (command i) to open the Info Panel. In the top left of the panel, click on the image of the icon (it will get a blue halo) and then Edit>Copy (command c)

Next, repeat the process with the folder you want to change, but instead of copying, you paste onto the folder image in the top left (command v)

If you want to try this yourself, the path to at least some of the System icons is MacintoshHD/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources. Control click on the CoreTypes.bundle to open its package and get to the icons. Open the Resources folder and just drag one out - it will copy to the new location without altering the System (don't want to do that.)

I used Photoshop Elements 4 (saving up for CS 2) to manipulate the images, GraphicConverter to change file types, and FileChute to upload them to dotMac and generate the links.

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Re: Hazel Folder Icons Available Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:29 am • by jettmike
anyone still have these? The links seem to be dead and I really like this idea.

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Re: Hazel Folder Icons Available Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:49 pm • by capitalj
The links are dead. I don't know when or why I deleted the files, but then it's been almost three years.

Since I first posted, I came across IconCompo: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6453/iconcompo
It's $17, handy if you want a quick way to customize icons.

l just uploaded a generic Leopard folder with the Hazel icon superimposed on it:
The customized folder is inside the generic folder inside the archive.

If you want to copy the Hazel icon instead of superimpose it, control click on the Hazel preference pane (in either Macintosh HD/Library/PreferencePanes or ~/Library/PreferencePanes) and choose Show Package Contents. Open the Resources folder, which is inside the Contents folder. Get Info on HazelHelper.app and you can copy the icon to the folder of your choice (as described in my first post).
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