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Following this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingMimeTypes, I first typed a command to discover the mimetype for psd extension

~$ grep 'psd' /etc/mime.types 
image/x-photoshop       psd

Then I took Photoshop CS5 SVG image from Wikipedia and renamed it to image-x-photoshop.svg. Then I copied the file to the folder /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable via command

sudo cp image-x-photoshop.svg /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/image-x-photoshop.svg

Loogged out, logged in, but the icon for the .psd files is still unchanged.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I use Ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks in advance

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OP did you find a solution? if yes, post it as an answer here. –  Mahesh Apr 13 '12 at 18:29
    
@Mahesh No. Neither works yet. –  ubuntico Apr 16 '12 at 8:28

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You have to put the image-x-photoshop.svg in /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/mimetypes not /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/

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Tried this just now. Logged out and in, but nothing happens. The .psd file still does not have this icon. –  ubuntico Feb 28 '12 at 8:06
    
Thats interesting. I wonder if there could be something wrong with the svg file your using. –  justingrif Feb 28 '12 at 14:36
    
I found it via Google Images. Do you want me to give you its url? Should svg file be of some specific size? Like max size I should not go over? –  ubuntico Feb 29 '12 at 9:38

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