I'm trying to find the Time Machine menu bar icon resource so I can change how it looks a bit. Where is that icon? In Time Machine's package contents > resources, all I see is backup.icns (the Finder icon), menu.plist, and 33 .lproj folders for different languages. In the English folder is a single file called Menu.strings.

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The Time Machine menu bar item is located at:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/TimeMachine.menu/

The menu bar item uses four PDFs for the four different icon states, in Contents/Resources/:

Above icons from OS X 10.10 Yosemite DP2

  • Are these out of OS X Yosemite? Cause on my Mavericks these certainly look different …
    – Asmus
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 16:51
  • @Asmus Yes they are. The menu bar item itself looks the same as it was in Mavericks as far as I can remember though.
    – grg
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 16:53

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