Custom macOS Directory Icons
This weekend I’ve been updating my dotfiles and noticed that my
go directories in my home directory were missing icons. This isn’t a huge deal but I enjoy consistency and nice designs so I thought I’d spend 10 minutes and see if I could find some nice icons for them.
After a few minutes looking around I came across lgarron/folderify on GitHub. This project takes a PNG layer mask and overlays it on-top of the correct macOS folder image. This is exactly what I wanted!
Here’s the end-result of the process:
How to Generate Folders with Icons
brew install folderifyto install the tool that will create our folders icons for us.
- Download the desired PNG’s that are black with transparent backgrounds.
icon_name.pngwith the name of your
- Right click on the target directory in Finder and choose
Get Infofrom the dropdown list.
- In the
Get Infowindow you just opened, drag the newly generated folder icon over the default folder icon located at the top of the window.
- Enjoy your new custom directory icons!