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Folder Replacement (Intended for OSX)
©Scott Copeland / Apathae / Nimbus Media / get the idea

My site: [link]


One of these days I'll be cool enough to be interviewed like the other cool artists; and on that day I may finally get the word out that...


...I don't have that much to say.

P.S. Rawr?


Update ~ 5/15/2008 - I added the 512 PNG resources so that should help out anyone wanting to use them with Linux, and get everyone running Windows one step closer to using them!


P.S. To help clear up anyone's issues on how to use these after you download them. OSX is very fickle about trying to change icons manually, if you right click (control click) and "get info" it shows the icon in the corner. If you copy and paste an icon file onto that it's "supposed" to change it but I've found that 90% of the time it'll never work right. In regards to where the files need to be kept, I just have an "Icons" folder in my home directory that has them all in there. It doesn't really matter where they're at.

The simple answer I have for you is to install the program Candybar, you can try it out for free, but the full version is $29. However it's not a bad investment if you sit at your computer as much as I do. It'll let you import any icons you want, export them in other formats if you find it necessary and the interface is all drag and drop and very simple. It'll let you replace folders, drives, system icons, dock icons, and it even lets you apply dock skins if you want. Plus if you open the icontainer file I included you can just click "apply these icons" and they'll change immediately.

Here's the link: [link]

(I'd like to note now that I do not work for panic, nor am I affiliated with them in any way, but as much as I've recommended them they should give me commission!)

Hope this helps everyone out. I do get asked this every day, and I don't see this remedying that either. haha
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W R E N by ~apathae Folder replacements? Their sure as hell replcaing my folders ;-) ( Featured by mrrste )
aaron001999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
nice icons and about candy bar it is now free for mountain lion you can download it at this link
giammonac Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Great design.

P.S. You're already "cool" if you can create such usable art...thank you for your time and energy.
yinyang-36 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
beautiful icons!!
mprada69 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Very nice. Thank you.
CraazyT Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
darian-j Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Artist
This is a really great icon set. any chance we will get to see an update ?
nino3232 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Like a Boss!
ilnanny Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing icons :D
subemotion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thanks a lot, your work is awexum!
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice, but the problem is that the icons have only one layer, so it's always the same icon but in bigger or smaller size
Hakasuke Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Good Work
Thank U
HiggyB Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
These look awesome, thanks! (and I'm a big fan of Candybar as well :) )
jahblesss Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
como instalo esto [link]
Abschneider Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
nice set, thanks
GavinAsh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
nice and stylish folder icons. great work.
ninthlife5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Really Great :D
Observadordev Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Excellent icons, thank
conaleptemixco2205 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Retric Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
hmmm.... any way to replace all the folder icons at once on osx with these?
apathae Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The icontainer file included is compatible with candybar.

Here's a link - [link]
Retric Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Yes, finally I understand! xP
Thanks so much life saver!!
karanrajpal14 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Can you make some live folder icons so that they can completely replace windows folder icons?
twistedtechnolog Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Very nice set of icons. Would love to see this set extended to be a full system replacement set.
danalk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
love it - instant fan, thanks
santa21 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
very good! thanks!
JordiArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Can you pleas make an rocketdock version?
pyzonet Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Do you have live folder icon for vista?
Mr803 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Very nice! Thx!
zoeid9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
very nice ! :P
soussy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Thank you!
papakin81 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
FYI - windows conversion available here - [link] with apathae's approval.
billifer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great icons--as soon as I'm off a purple-pink kick, I'll probably use them. And thanks very much for providing an iContainer!
jean-moss Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
pskunk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love your designs man! Good work.
typethree Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
rocks !!!
Monsieur-Black Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Photographer
Great !

Thank you.
TSR-Pr Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Awesome, great work man! And thanks for sharing! ;) :+fav: :thumbsup:
1989-J Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great man !
wangjel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
hello great work i would be happy to use it,
Naturally with your permission.........please!
please look the footer and tell me what you think.
If you say yes i would be happy to use at least two more.........please
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parry Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
There are great! Do you have matching HD icons?
Thirex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I like this pack, I give you an idea, to create a pack carbon. :idea:
pritthish Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
erm how bout a system replacement set now :P
damato019 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Photographer
Great icons! It's not my style, but the icons look really nice. ^^;;
JegErPhil Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
First of all I love these icons but I can't unzip them in windows vista. With the built in tool or 7zip. Anyway it's quit offten that happens when you zip something on a mac. Try "zipping/Packing" it with a different app. Thanks! :D
apathae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, you're the first to mention that to me. If you'd still like the package I can try to find a means of emailing the PNGs to you, my address is on my page, just let me know.
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April 30, 2008
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