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My phone uses a standard icon when mounted. I just want to replace that icon with a custom one.

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I'm opening a PNG image in Preview and copying the image, then pasting onto the icon in the Get Info window, but I get the system PNG icon instead of the image itself:

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How do you use a custom image? OSX gives you no feedback on this at all.

Update: After some further investigation, it appears that the image is being set correctly in .VolumeIcons.icns

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So for whatever reason, Finder is refusing to display it correctly. Is there some kind of icon format requirement that Finder isn't telling me?


Update: Now the cut-n-paste method works fine. I have not changed anything, so I have no idea what was wrong before. I can only chalk this up to a Finder bug.

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Please remove images and other stuff from the question to keep it simple. The answer should contain the details, and current answers already contains enough good details. Thanks! –  sorin Feb 12 '11 at 19:30
    
@Sorin this is a question regarding glitchy UI behavior; images are perfectly appropriate and helpful in describing the problem. –  Adam Lassek Feb 15 '11 at 20:34
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just drag and drop :)

sometimes it does not work so, you do a simple:

  • COPY: copy to clipboard the icon you want to use
  • SELECT: select the icon you want to remove
  • PASTE: paste it

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This answer is baffling to me. It's as if you didn't read my question at all. I was already using cut-n-paste to replace the icon. Furthermore, the .VolumeIcons.icns file whose screenshot you modified for your answer is only created after changing the icon. –  Adam Lassek Sep 27 '10 at 19:36
    
cut-n'-paste works every time, so, if it does not work for you, something happen, just restart and try again. I't a Finder feature, not a bug. –  balexandre Sep 28 '10 at 6:42
    
The fact that this did not work for me was almost certainly a bug, because it works fine now. –  Adam Lassek Sep 29 '10 at 1:48
    
I have had some App Icons not work with cut-n-paste, in the paste, but nowadays they seem to work okay, perhaps apple has ironed some of these bugs out. –  NOTjust -- user4304 Oct 25 '13 at 20:01
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Also you can use DiskUtility with Repair disk for USB memory. Icon appears correctly.

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