How to change icon of shortcuts, folder and files in Mac OSX

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If you want to customize the look of your folders, shortcuts and other file types in OSX then here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your desired icon (PNG format for background transparency).
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  2. Hit Ctrl+C (copy), make it sure that you are currently on Preview application when you do it.
  3. Then right click on the shortcut/folder/file that you want to change the icon, then select Get Info.
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  4. Click the icon from Get Info window, then click Ctrl-V (Paste).
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And your done, icon of your shortcut/folder/file has been changed.

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