How to change folder icon on Mac

🗓️ November 24, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Are you exploring to change folder icon on your Mac computer? you are on right page. Make your Mac screen beautiful with different JPG or PNG pictures. Here is the official way to change the folder icon Mac running on OS X. There are no limitations on the set number of images on the folder directly, also applies to other folders. You can also change folder color as folder icon explained in the below steps.

Apple doesn’t give the option to change folder icon from getting info.

The below guide not only for folder icon also compatible for change app icon, file icon.

Note: For the set picture icon on the folder, you don’t need to reset size or dimensions. Or the Square picture. The system would automatically adjust any size, format type images as a folder icon.

Compatible Devices: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air.

Steps for Change folder icon Mac

Step 1: Save online icon image/ Picture on your drive or choose another image

Step 2: Open the image in preview and Select the whole image or part of the image, by selecting with the mouse cursor.

choose picture that you want set on folder

See the below image,

Copy (Command-C) image.

Step 3: Move to the folder where you change the icon and set an image as an icon. Right-click on it and click on get info.

know folder info by get info

Step 4: here, you can see the Folder “Blue default color,” choose the folder in the info popup.

Step 5: Now, From the top Apple menu Go to the Edit > Paste.

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Apple picture on folder icon

Now you are done!

Revert or remove the picture icon on the Mac folder

Undo or remove picture icon from folder

for instant revert or remove the recently set picture, press undo command (Command-Z). Otherwise, From another folder info popup copy folder and paste it where you want apple default folder.

More, See the video tutorial on Apply or Change folder icon mac


awesome and easy setup for Change folder icon mac with macOS on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac Pro, etc.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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