I upgraded Yosemite, and turns out they changed the "pop" sound that plays when you change the volume. I have another Mac, which is on Mavericks, and I would like to get the old sound back.

I saw Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located?, and it is NOT there in Macintosh HD ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ Sounds

Any help would be appreciated.

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The volume up/down feedback audio file is called volume.aiff and is located in:

  • Thanks very much! How did you think of looking in there? This information might be useful in other cases too!
    – gunner
    Oct 17, 2014 at 18:26
  • To be perfectly honest... I googled your question, word for word. I knew it was in /System/Library, however I didn't remember the exact path. Oct 17, 2014 at 18:27
  • Huh! That's embarassing (for me)!
    – gunner
    Oct 17, 2014 at 18:30
  • @gunner I was working on this answer, but Patrick was faster by one minute:) I did this in Terminal: cd /System/Library && find . -name *.aiff. Oct 20, 2014 at 11:06

Go to System Preference > Sound, and check "Play feedback when volume is changed".

You may have to restart your computer if it doesn't work when you check it. I did and now it works.

  • 2
    That wasn't my question.
    – gunner
    Nov 4, 2014 at 5:45

The volume up/down feedback audio file is called volume.aiff and is located in:

/System/Library/LoginPlugins/BezelServices.loginPlugin/Contents/Resources/ Then you may need to restart terminal and your computer if you are editing that file.

  • I'm unable to find "LoginPlugins" on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.4 "Yosemite". Aug 16, 2015 at 22:05
  • Verified I have that folder and file (OS X 10.10.5). Odd that it is not on your system. Aug 16, 2015 at 22:46
  • Any idea how to do this for Monterey 12.5.1? I'm used to changing the volume.aiff file to the "legacy" one, but I don't seem to have permissions on my new sytem. Aug 28, 2022 at 23:30

I use FindAnyFile from the app store to find any file anywhere on my Mac. I've had it for ages and couldn't live without it...

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