Customize About This Mac Information Icons

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This guide will walk you through step by step on how to customize about this mac information. This will allow you to change the system icon to match your real case that you are currently using and allow you to customize other Mac OS X default settings.

Guide:

1. Download GIMP here

2.  Open up your Downloads folder in Finder and locate this DMG:

3. Mount the GIMP DMG then copy and paste the GIMP App into the Applications folder:

4 Download Img2icns here

5.  Open up your Downloads folder in Finder and locate this app:

6. Open the app then select Move to Application Folder:

7. Find the picture that you wish to use to replace the default icon:

Note depending on your SMBios your default picture will be different

8. Save your picture to your desktop:

9. Now open Launchpad and locate this app and open it:

10. Be patient for GIMP to load:

11. In GIMP go to File/Open:

12. The following screen will appear:

13. Go to Desktop and open you picture:

14. Go to File/Export:

15. The following screen will appear:

16. Click on 

17. Scroll down until you find Tiff and select this option:

18. Click on Export:

19. The following screen will appear:

20. Click Export:

21. Located on your desktop you will find a new file with the extension tif:

22. Now open Launchpad and locate this app and open it:

23.  The following screen will appear:

24. From your Desktop drag your .tif image into the Application

25. The following screen will appear:

26. Select Icns and save the output to the Desktop:

27. Located on your desktop you will find a new file with the extension icns:

28. Open Terminal and type in the following the command:

open /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources

29. Locate your current SMBios Icon:

30. Copy the name and rename your icns file using the same name:

31. In the Resources folder you open replace the old file with the one you created:

Note Authenticate if  requested

32. Restart

33. Go to About This Mac and you will see the replacement picture:

34. The same edit works for monitors:

35. The same edit works for HDD however the icon is located in the kext:

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

36. Enjoy

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6 Responses to Customize About This Mac Information Icons

  1. Alexandr says:

    Hi
    Fantastic guide!
    I read guide and http://funkyimg.com/u2/4627/589/334315screen.jpg
    but i have small question,
    How change “Mac Pro” in About This Mac…I see on you main rig “Asus rampage 4”
    Sorry for my english
    Best Regards Alexandr

  2. Cameron says:

    Odd – this technique does not seem to work on 10.9.2. I followed this exactly, and I can see the new .icn file in my resources folder, but it is still showing the old image.

    Is there somewhere else this file needs to be replaced?

    P.S. I replaced the correct file… the cylinder macpro icon that is currently displaying in about my mac, rather than the old one.

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