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Can I customize the icon for my Dropbox Folder on my Mac?

Can I customize the icon for my Dropbox Folder on my Mac?

New member | Level 2

I like to customize the icons for my folders.  I can't seem to do that with the main Dropbox folder that looks like this: Dropbox folder iconDropbox folder icon

I see a large number of custom icons for Dropbox folders with a google search, so I assume there must be some way to customize the icon, but I haven't figured out.  I am running Mac OS 10.15.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Can I customize the icon for my Dropbox Folder on my Mac?

Dropboxer

Hi @mevacor19, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Currently, it isn’t possible to amend the icon for the Dropbox folder. We implemented a fix in a new version of the Dropbox desktop application that ensures consistent folder icons in the Dropbox folder.

 

This means that you may see that the ability to set custom folder icons has been removed

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


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Can I change the colors of the folder icons?

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Can i change folder icons colors?

Thanks

Re: Can I change the colors of the folder icons?

Dropboxer

Hi @Ahmadkordia; welcome to our Community!

As your question seems related to this discussion, I moved your post under this thread. 

 

To cut things short, you won't be able to have custom folder icons for your Dropbox Folder or any folders within it, for as long as you're running the desktop app at least. 

 

If you were referring to the website, I'd suggest upvoting the relevant feature request to show your interest.

 

I hope this helps and please let us know if you have any more questions. 


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Folder Icon

New member | Level 2

I am unable to change my dropbox icon on MAC OS Catalina. My Dropbox version is 98.4.158 - Whatever icon i use it switches back to a plain folder icon - Do help

Re: Folder Icon

New member | Level 2

I'm also unable to change the icon.  Guess it's time to look for a cloud storage solution that doesn't mess with my desktop.

Re: Can I customize the icon for my Dropbox Folder on my Mac?

New member | Level 2

"This means that you may see that the ability to set custom folder icons has been removed"
Well put it back.  I want that ability and I can find other cloud services that don't try to think for me.

Thanks.

Custom Folder Icons

New member | Level 2

The dropbox folder icons are just generic blue folder icons. Is there a way to use a picture within that folder as the icon display? I mostly use my dropbox to organize photos and it is not very friendly for customizing photo galleries. It would be nice to have a preview picture for folders so you know what is inside.

 

Is this yet possible?

Is this an optional upgrade?

Are there any options available to achieve this?

Re: Custom Folder Icons

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@lugeo wrote:

The dropbox folder icons are just generic blue folder icons. Is there a way to use a picture within that folder as the icon display?


Dropbox has no such feature.

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