How to make an icon image using Photoshop

I found out how to do this recently so I decided that I wanted to make a tut for those who don't know how to make an icon image. This icon image is for the libraries tab on your computer. Under the libararies tab there is Music, Pictures, Documents, and Photos
First you will need the ICO (Icon image format) Format extension for photoshop which can be downloaded here:
http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/icoformat/trunk/dist/README.html
The download link and tutorial on how to install it is all in the link above.
Once you have that all set you can now launch photoshop to create your icon image. Once you have launched it, create a new document with the size as in the image below.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/256x256_zpsbf3dcf8e.png~original[/IMG]
Create the image you want. I used a simple one by using the custom shape tool by pressing "U" on your keyboard and with the
basic blending options.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/IconImage_zpsd788c709.png~original[/IMG]
The reason why the image is pixelated is because it is an icon image. Since the image is only 256x256 pixels when you zoom in on it that will get you the pixely result. The reason why I zoomed  in is so you can see it. But don't worry this is no the end result. Just continue reading and you will see.
So once you have created the icon go ahead and press
file>save as>(under format choose the ICO)>and choose the name that you want to name it. And save it in your C: drive. You will see why to save it in your C: drive in a sec.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/SampleicoPic_zpsd252bfba.png~original[/IMG]
So now that you have created the icon and saved it now you can create the new library.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/NewLibrary_zps8ca703b2.png~original[/IMG]
Name the library whatever you want I named it "Sample" for tutorial purposes. Notice how it gives you a default boring icon image for your library.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/Sample1_zpsb5472840.png~original[/IMG]
So now once you have created and named your library now it is time to get the icon image into place.
Go to computer/c: Drive/users/YOU/ And now once you have reached this area you will need to access a hidden folder named "appdata" to do so press "Alt" then a menu bar will show. Click
tools>folder options>and view. Find the option to view hidden folders then press apply then ok. Now we shall continue so AppData>Roaming>Microsoft>Windows>Libraries
Now you should see all the libraries including the one you just created.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/showhiddenfolder_zpsad4a3c94.png~orig inal[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/Libraries_zpsf6243bc0.png~original[/IMG]
Once you have reached your destination then open a new text document with notepad and drag the library you just created in notepad. The result should look like this:
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/Notepad_zps251a86f0.png~original[/IMG]
once you have reached this point click at the end of the second to last line down then press enter and enter in this information
<iconReference>c:\"NAME OF ICO FILE YOU CREATED IN PS".ico</iconReference>
Example:
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/iconreference_zps1c1a3eca.png~origina l[/IMG]
Once you have entered that information go to file>save and the icon image should appear on the library you created.
[IMG]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag25/dusty951512/Finished_zps267f893a.png~original[/IMG]
Now you are officially finished. Go and spread the news and joy. Bye for now
-Dusty951512

It is Windows only because all those screen shots are exclusively Windows, the file structure and paths do not resemble those of the Mac in the least.  As a Mac user, there's nothing I could take from your tutorial.  Sorry, 
No drives named with letters like C: on the Mac, for instance.  No backward slashes either, ever.  No such paths either.  No "Notepad" on the Mac, we use TextEdit; but such a text editor is not remotely needed on the Mac to make and/or edit icons.  Etc.
Those folders are not even called "Libraries" on the Mac…  Nothing resembling your tutorial at all.
The icons in the Finder's Sidebar are not customizable at all in recent version of OS X.
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You can edit any post of yours only until someone replies to it.  At this time your post is not editable by you any longer.

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