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[SOLVED] Icons location on disk

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Does somebody know where these icons on below link are stored? I'd like to add more own icons in folder, so they can be easily searchable when changing folder icons. I have tried to add my into ~/.Icons and /usr/share/icons but when searching for it, they do not display as an option for change. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Icons location on disk

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If this is about adding a single icon, just drop it into

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/usr/share/pixmaps/
If you want to modify existing icon themes or add your own icon theme, the answer becomes more complex.
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Re: Icons location on disk

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Thanks for the suggestion, but have tried to put single .png icon file in the folder, but is still not searchable when trying to a change folder's icon. Any other suggestions pls?
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Re: Icons location on disk

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petric3 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:42 am
Thanks for the suggestion, but have tried to put single .png icon file in the folder, but is still not searchable when trying to a change folder's icon. Any other suggestions pls?
To find it in the dialog you need to switch to pixmaps on the left hand side.
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Re: Icons location on disk

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If you only want to add individual icons to a few of your own folders, the original image can also be somewhere in the home directory, e.g. > Pictures > My Icons...
It looks like this on the desktop:

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Linux Mint 20 Ulyana (Cinnamon) 64-bit - Huawei MateBook X Pro
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Re: Icons location on disk

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Thank you guys. There is no pixmaps on the left side for some reason. I want to find the right folder, as I have lots of icons and could just copy folder content to it easily and search for the needed Icon.

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Re: Icons location on disk

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As long as you play around with your own folders and your own pictures, nothing can happen. With the data itself - so "files" not "folders" - I would be careful: you can mess up the corresponding programs or the operating system.
Or with the next update all icons are back in the basic settings ...
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petric3 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 am
Thank you guys. There is no pixmaps on the left side for some reason.
Ah, seems Cinnamon has its own dialog there. You can also copy them into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/places and then run

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sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor
You should be able to find and search for them in that dialog then.
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Re: Icons location on disk

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gm10 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:35 am
petric3 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 am
Thank you guys. There is no pixmaps on the left side for some reason.
Ah, seems Cinnamon has its own dialog there. You can also copy them into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/places and then run

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sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor
You should be able to find and search for them in that dialog then.
Wow, it works!! Thank you so much, appreciated!
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