Design Custom Folder Icons
If you’re like most people, you use folders to organize all your files. Make it easy to find folders by assigning an emoji or custom icon to each one. You could use a dollar sign for your finances folder and an office chair for your work folder. When browsing through your folders, you only have to look at the icon to find the one you want. It’s a simple thing, but it can save you time and hassle, especially if you work with a lot of folders. Here’s how to assign an icon.
- Find an emoji (or another image) that you want to use by searching Google or the search engine of your choice.
- Save the image you want to your Mac.
- Open the emoji in Preview and make the background transparent by selecting the Markup Tool, then the Magic Wand, and then clicking the image’s background to select it.
- Select Edit > Cut to remove the background
- Use the selection tool to drag a box around the emoji.
- Click Edit > Select All. Then press Command + C to copy the emoji.
- Select the folder for the emoji and right-click on it.
- Then select Get Info to view the folder details.
- In the informational screen that pops up, select the blue folder icon in the upper-left corner.
- Press Command + V to paste your emoji onto the folder.
If you don’t like how it looks, you can press Command + Z to undo.