HOME BUILT SYSTEM! http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22804/ Please vote up!
remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!, if someone tells you to do this, please ignore them unless YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM WIPED
If you want to edit something like what you are trying to do, be careful. Use sudo sparingly.
hit - alt-f2
then type - gksudo nautilus
This will open nautilus up as a super user. You edit anything, but you can also edit your computer to oblivion if you do the wrong thing. Just change the Icon that you want to change and get out of sudo nautilus.
64 bit Ultimate edition 2.8 dual boot widows 7 64 bit.
actually u could of copied the icon and or icons files to ur desktop - make sure the permissions allow u to edit the file, do ur work there and then copy them back into the directory u need.
However make a copy of those copies incase something goes wrong and u want to convert back to the original files/icons.