If you find yourself a little bit bored with the default hard disk icons in MacOS, you can change them easily. This can help spice up your Mac\u2019s desktop and give you a chance to have a little bit of fun.\nI recently did this after reading instructions on the MacStories blog, and I didn\u2019t miss Apple\u2019s rather bland icon after I got rid of it. I\u2019ll share my thoughts about this in more detail below, but here\u2019s how you can change your Mac\u2019s hard disk icons.\nTJ Luoma reports for MacStories:\n\nYou\u2019ll want something square, and ideally at least 1024x1024. Fortunately, Google Images will almost certainly turn up something that you want. For example, I wanted an icon of the El Capitan \u201cX\u201d logo for my SSD, so I searched for \u201cos x El Capitan\u201d and then clicked on \u201cSearch Tools\u201d and and then \u201cExactly\u201d and put in \u201c1024\u201d in each box.\n1. Find the image you want to use\n2. Open it in Preview\n3. Select All\n4. Copy\n5. Go to Finder\n6. Select the drive you want to customized the icon of\n7. Do \u201cGet Info\u201d\n8. Click on the existing icon at the top-left corner\n9. Press \u2318V to paste the image from Preview\n10. Enter your administrator password, if required\nMore at MacStories\n\nChanging my Mac\u2019s hard disk icon to the Dark Lord Sauron\nA while back I decided to use some names from the Lord of the Rings for my Macs, and I opted to use Sauron as the name of my 5K iMac. Well what could be better than using a Sauron icon for my hard disk?\nI did a few Google Image searches, and managed to find a cool image of Sauron. Initially I wanted the Eye of Sauron but I couldn\u2019t find an image that was the right size and that I liked. So I finally went with Sauron himself, before he lost the One Ring.\nI followed the instructions listed above, and had no problems replacing Apple\u2019s boring hard disk icon on my 5k iMac. It\u2019s very cool to see this image of Sauron on my desktop instead of the bland default icon.\nHere's a before and after look at my hard disk icon:\n\n\nYou can also do this for network drives and external drives. I think I may add one soon for Gandalf, Frodo and some of the other Lord of the Rings characters. Hey, why not right? It's a lot more fun staring at Lord of the Rings icons than seeing Apple's default icons.\nAnd once you've changed your hard disk icon in MacOS, you'll see it appear in the Finder and also the About This Mac menu. Here's what it looks like in the About This Mac menu:\n\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.