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Custom X icons for data CDs burned with Toast Apps
If you burn a data CD from the Finder in MacOS X, you can easily give the CD a custom icon by copying the icon and pasting it into the CD's info window. However, if you want to burn a data CD from Toast 5, giving your CD a custom icon that appears in OS X requires a little trick.

To find out how, read the full hint.

Before OS X, you could drag a folder with a custom icon into an empty data CD window in Toast and that folder's custom icon would become the CD's custom icon. This doesn't work anymore with OS X. What you need to do now is to save your custom icon as a .icns file (using a tool like Iconographer or Icon Composer) and drag it into your Toast window, placing it at the root level of your new data CD. Then rename the file as
.VolumeIcon.icns
Once you burn the CD and pop it into your CD-ROM drive, it should appear in the Finder with a custom icon. :)

Background: Pre-OS X versions of MacOS store a custom icon for a CD (or any other type of volume) the same way they store the cutom icon for a folder--in an invisible file called Icon. OS X still recognises and displays the Icon file for folders, but not for volumes. In OS X, the custom icon for a volume is stored in an invisible file called .VolumeIcon.icns at the root level of the volume. The OS X Finder knows this and will create this file when you paste onto the info window for a volume and creates a .VolumeIcon.icns file. Toast 5 doesn't do this automatically, hence the need for this hint.

Note: This is all based on observation (not any official/unofficial documentation), but it seems to hold true.
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Custom X icons for data CDs burned with Toast
Authored by: hibscher on Apr 08, '03 03:54:50PM

Does this method work for CDs burned with OSX/Toast 5.2.1 when the CD is played back on an OS9 machine?
Thanks,
John



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Custom X icons for data CDs burned with Toast
Authored by: SJT on Apr 09, '03 09:06:49PM

From the testing i've done, no.
Unfortunately, it seems you need to boot into OS 9 to add a custom OS 9 icon.



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Custom X icons for data CDs burned with Toast
Authored by: gisingh on Dec 17, '03 10:25:25AM

I have tried everything that was mentioned in this article to generate the custom icon on Mac OS X using Toast 5 but was unsuccessful

Please let me know what am I doing wrong. I followed all the steps mentioned below.

"Before OS X, you could drag a folder with a custom icon into an empty data CD window in Toast and that folder's custom icon would become the CD's custom icon. This doesn't work anymore with OS X. What you need to do now is to save your custom icon as a .icns file (using a tool like Iconographer or Icon Composer) and drag it into your Toast window, placing it at the root level of your new data CD. Then rename the file as
.VolumeIcon.icns
Once you burn the CD and pop it into your CD-ROM drive, it should appear in the Finder with a custom icon. :)

"

Thank you.
Gaganinder Singh.



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