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This would be the very first screencast in what I hope to be many! This is actually the first screencast I have ever done, so bear with me.

When I write blog articles I try as best as I possibly can to explain how to do something but sometimes it’s not enough. With screencasts you can see exactly how I do it and you can pause at a certain spot if need be!

In this screencast I show you how to change icons in OS X. As an example I change the icon to one of the hard drives in my computer. In case you’re lost about what’s going on in the video here’s a little text.

Step 1. I have a folder on my desktop with the icon I want to use. I open the folder and click on the icon. I then hit Apple+I and this will bring up another window with some information about the icon itself.

Step 2. I copy the icon by clicking on the little image of it (notice the blue glow around the icon when you click on it). You can hit Apple+C to copy the icon.

Step 3. I select the hard drive that I want to change. Hit Apple+I just like before to get a new window.

Step 4. I click on the little hard drive icon show in the new window that comes up. It’ll get that same blue glow as before. Now hit Apple+V to paste your new icon.

Step 5. If all goes well you should have the new icon showing up on your desktop!

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