Is there any way I can access the files that are used for the alert sounds found in system preferences? For example, in OS X 10.6.6, there are different sounds for Funk, Glass, Hero, etc. Where are these files located?
Any files located in the following locations will available to choose as alert sounds:
/System/Library/Sounds/ /Library/Sounds/ /Users/< username >/Library/Sounds/
(Note: By default the latter 2 folders may not exist, but if created and populated with files, you'll be able to choose them in the Sounds preference pane).
They are stored as
.aiff files in
Here is the path to the volume.aiff if you want to change that too