Hidden Iconr file

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10 May, 2017 11:18 PM

Hi there, I have the Pro version of your app, and I use the custom folder icons for some web development project folders. Problem is that it creates a hidden `Icon?` file that is a nuisance for commiting the files in `git`. I want to add it as a global `gitignore` but the filename is so obscure that it doesn't seem to work properly. Is there a way to use these custom folder icons without the file?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 11 May, 2017 07:45 AM

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    Hi Sam,

    I'm afraid the "Icon?" file is part of where macOS store the folder's icon information.

    There should be a way to make it work with the gitignore, maybe '?' is a character the terminal is not able to decode ( in same cases is shown as Icon^M ).


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