Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS?

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2


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The specified directories

/System/Library/Extensions/IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/ and /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/

do indeed contain the .icns files used by the startup boot manager or at least it contains replicas of the .icns used.

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In macOS you can find boot loader(boot.efi) in /System/Library/CoreServices/, you can locate boot.efi there.

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    Where in boot.efi can the startup boot icons be found?
    – nohillside
    Feb 7, 2020 at 8:06

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