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10.6: Sync folder icons with Dropbox System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintAs you may know, with Dropbox all is kept in Sync between computers, but there is something that doesn't sync: Custom Folder Icons. To solve this I wrote an Automator Service.

With this Service you can select a number of folders (with custom icons) and launch the menu option 'Dropbox - Backup folder Icons' from the Services menu in Finder. Then when Dropbox does its next sync, in the other computer where you want to recover the icons, just launch the other Service: 'Dropbox - Recover folder Icons.'


Just expand the zip file after downloading and move the Services to your ~/Library/Services folder.

There is more information on how to install and use the Services (including screenshots) here.

NOTE: This Service uses the Setfile command, that comes with the Developer Tools, so you need to have these installed.


Dropbox - Backup folder Icons
Dropbox - Recover folder Icons

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but after you've unzipped the files you can open them up in Automator to look at what they do before installing and using them. Basically each runs a shell script to do its job.]
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10.6: Sync folder icons with Dropbox
Authored by: systemsboy on Jun 22, '11 11:40:26AM

I think the problem of folder icons not syncing has been alleviated since Dropbox hit version 1.0. At least that's been my experience; my icons sync just fine:


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10.6: Sync folder icons with Dropbox
Authored by: microbians on Jun 24, '11 05:41:06AM

I'm using 1.2.4 and folder icons doesn't sync.

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