Missing HDD Icon on PDQ running X.4.11

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Missing HDD Icon on PDQ running X.4.11

My PDQ is running X.4.11.  I can see the name of my HDD on the desktop but no icon is present.  Using GetInfo has an empty icon and is not selectable.  If I connect to the computer via the network and mount the volume on my external Mac (runs a new version of MacOS) I can see the name and icon.

 

I have tried checking/unchecking Finder>Preferences>General?Show Hard Disks.

I have tried restarting.

I have tried to repair the drive via DiskUtility.

I have tried profanity.

I have tried terminal commands to force-show hidden items, delete the Icon? file, and then replace with a known good one.

I have tried deleting the com.apple.Finder.plist.

I have tried more profanity.

 

Bottom line: The hard drive icon appears to be corrupt or missing and I cannot fix it.

 

I am very open to suggestions...

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SOLVED

So I figured out a way to solve this issue.

 

I connected to the computer (the PDQ) from my MacBook Pro (mounted the hard drive via sharing) and then I deleted the hard drive icon as I saw it on the Macbook desktop.  This of course resulted in the icon defaulting to a basic icon rather than a custom icon.  I then disconnected from the PDQ.  After a few moments (~1 minute?), the PDQ updated itself and the hard drive icon was now the desired default "hard drive" image/icon.  At this point, I reapplied the custom icon from the PDQ side of things and it showed just fine.  I connected to the PDQ from the MacBook and saw the cutsom icon.

 

All is well.

 

I think the cause of my problem may have been that I might have assigned the custom icon from the MacBook whilst connected rather than in the convention manner of from the PDQ.  Moral of the story: older Macs do not like it when their folder icons are assigned remotely, particularly if it is not the same version of the OS. 

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