Sweetness in Blue Folders

by Brook Gerard • Wednesday October 28th, 2009
Posted in Icons

Sweetness in Blue was originally created for Leopard and seems to be compatible with Snow Leopard as well.  I created this as I dislike the Apple folder set.  Although on the really small size their is clearer than mine as I didn’t make a special small size.

Modelled and rendered in Maya Using image and vector data from Photoshop.

Enjoy.

Sweetness in Blue Folders

Download Macintosh ICNS files  :  Sweetness in Blue Folders

Installation:
Note: These descriptions and file names are all related to Snow Leopard (tested with 10.5.6.1).  This installation requires you to enter some of the system directories and change out files.  This process includes the use of an Administration Password and Alteration of Permissions.  If you don’t know what to do with the information bellow I suggest that you learn more before proceeding!  Follow these instructions at your own risk.  Backup before you perform this and I recommend that you make localised backups of the files you are replacing so you can change them back later if you wish or need to.

Part 1 – Finder:

  1. Go to the following directory:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources
  2. You will have to change the permissions of that directory.  (I recommend you add your own user and switch it to “Read & Write”.)
  3. I like to do a local back-up of the files I’m altering by selecting them and using the contextual menu to ZIP them.  Name the archive with something like “BACKUP”.
  4. Copy the Two YELLOW files into that directory.
  5. I recommend you remove your “User Name” form the Sharing & Permissions section before moving on.

Part 2 – CoreTypes

  1. Go to the following directory:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources
  2. You will have to change the permissions of that directory.  (I recommend you add your own user and switch it to “Read & Write”.)
  3. I like to do a local back-up of the files I’m altering by selecting them and using the contextual menu to ZIP them.  Name the archive with something like “BACKUP”.
  4. Copy the Twenty BLUE files into that directory.
  5. I recommend you remove your “User Name” form the Sharing & Permissions section before moving on.

Note: I haven’t created a folder for “ServerApplicationsFolderIcon”.  Presumably because it wasn’t available at the time I created this set.  Either way I haven’t got around to it.  If you want it just get in touch with me via Rampant Mac web site and I’ll get onto it.

Be careful!  Cheers.



2 Comments

  1. Scott Chitwood
         October 28, 2009

    Great stuff Cubixel, Scotty Likes!  Nice to see a Leopard set that isn’t just a minor tweak of Leopard defaults.

    An on another note for all…  This marks a new era for submitted works at RM, we’re branching out beyond fractal flames — other types of GUI items are welcome here as well.

  2. Cubixel
         October 28, 2009

    Oh yea leave it to me to make trouble, stir the calm waters hey!

    I have plans for another set that will most likely be similar folder (I wont be able to help but update/change the current one) with the same designs (possibly a couple of them will be changed) but with the designs printed onto the folder as Apple have done. Does this idea constitute a slight alteration of existing Apple folder set? I would also make custom small icons and add new resources as things have changes slightly since Leopard.

    Anyway I’m not sure it’ll work out or if I’ll even get to it.

    Cheers,.

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