How to color-code zipped files?

In addition to folders and files, we also use archives in our computer work. They allow you to store information and save space on your hard drive. But there is also a negative side – all archives look the same. And if you make some backups for yourself or store data in this way (this applies to everything – ZIP, RAR, 7z, or any other format) – the system has no idea what is inside the archive and shows a standard icon. As a result, you get a bunch of the same-looking archives in your Backup folder.

But is there a way to organize these archives visually? With FileMarker.NET, you can color-code zipped files or image-code them to show what is inside. 

Below are instructions on how to do this.

Install FileMarker.NET. 

  1. Visit an official site of a software – color-code zipped files software
  2. Click on the Download now button
Software that creates color code zipped files
Software that creates color code zipped files
  1. Install it by saving a file on your computer -> run the downloaded file -> then click Next, Next, Next, Install. Now you can use FilerMarker.NET

How to color code zipped files with FileMarker.NET: 

  1. Select any archive you have on the desktop
  2. Right-click on the archive
  3. Select the color from the ‘Mark File’ sub-menu. 
  4. Now you can see the result
Color code archive with the help of FileMarker.NET
Color code archive with the help of FileMarker.NET

The result:

How to color-code zipped files?

An example of color code archives:

And now, let’s look at my example of how you can make a small archives system by color. To begin with, let’s decide what color and what it is responsible for. I will use the following associations:

  • Education-related – green color 
  • Personal data related – orange color
  • Work-related – red color
Color code archives: red - education, orange - personal, red - work
Color code archives: red – education, orange – personal, red – work

Now, when you create an archive that is related to work, immediately mark it in red. If you uploaded an archive of personal photos – mark it with orange. Keep all documents from language courses in the archive – label the archive in green. With the help of color, you can quickly recognize which archive belongs to which area of ​​your life and understand what is inside. Plus, the visual difference makes the search for the desired file faster.

The example of color code zipped files system
The example of color code zipped files system

How to color-code not files, but folders

You can also store files in folders and also use colors to identify them. It can be done in one click with a similar software – Folder Marker and gives different color variations to color code. 

See how it works:

Color code one folder
Color code one folder


Now you know that you can organize your archives by color with FileMarker.NET. This method helps to quickly find the information you need and understand what is inside the archive. We also considered an example of a system for identifying archives by colors – dividing them by spheres of life.

What`s new in version 4.7 of Folder Marker?

What’s new in version 4.7 of Folder Marker

Version 4.7 of Folder Marker is ready for your download! Check the ability to customize the folder tag names, faster icon search with color filters, adjustable view size of the icons, the increasing number of supported image formats, much easier work with the command line, and much more.

Plus, a special offer at the end of the article…

This update is free for those who bought Folder Marker on October 12th, 2021 or later. Please click Help->About in your Folder Marker to check if you can update for free to the latest version or if you need to pay an update fee.

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How to make Windows 10 folders landscape-oriented

With the release of Windows 11, icons have a new re-drawn style, which is landscape-oriented. But what if you don’t want to update Windows 10 to 11… How to make Windows 10 folders landscape-oriented?  

This method cannot be achieved in the standard Windows settings but can be done using the Folder Marker utility. Folder Marker is software that helps you label your folders with one mouse-click and make them landscape-oriented, even in Windows 10.

So, install Folder Marker if you still do not, and then follow the instructions. If you already have a Folder Marker – go to the instructions.

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How to set double color for all subfolders and single color for the main one?

When you are working with a ton of documents on a computer, you need to categorize them with a couple of aspects to not get lost. So, you want to set double color for all subfolders and a single color for the main one like here:

The main folder and sub-folders
The main folder and sub-folders

Such a method can be helpful when you have your categorizing system based on folders and subfolders, making two criteria folders (like “green-yellow folder”, where green means – work files, and yellow – reports). Or want to divide folders by type. In this article, I’ll show you how to achieve this with the help of a Folder Marker and a Two-color Set.

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Color-Code folders on Windows like on Mac

If you’ve been working with Mac and then changed to Windows, you might have run into a problem – no color labels. On a Mac, it is convenient to tag folders with colors – this is a built-in function, on Windows, there is no such. But there is a solution – it can be done with Folder Marker, a software that will help to make folders of different colors. Read this article and see how to color-code folders on Windows like on Mac!    

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Changing the Color of the File Name in Windows

How to change the color of the file name in Windows? – a common question from Windows users. Despite a lot of properties and design convenience, one thing in Windows is missing – a feature that may give you control over the color of file names. 

So, I can’t do this? It is possible to change the color of the actual file name, but it is a limited process. Read an article, and we will show you one method on how to change the color of the file name + alternatives how you can differentiate files by their icon colors. 

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How to Restore default icon for a Folder in Windows 10

Did you put the theme on your desktop and want to return the icons to the standard look? Or used some incomprehensible icon changer programs and forgot how to restore it? Or corny If you already changed any folder icon, and then changed your mind and want to restore the default icon.

It can be done in different methods: in Properties, in desktop.ini, or with the help of utilities. In this post, we will show you how to restore the default icon for personal folders after changing in Windows 10 in various ways.

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5 HOW to Get Folder Marker for Free

From time to time we get emails on whether it is possible to have Folder Marker with a discount. But there are possibilities to get paid Home version of Folder Marker absolutely free! 

We are interested in people, who can help us to promote our software or make it better. We are ready to give free licenses or even share the revenue with those people in exchange.

In this post, we’ll show 5 ways HOW you can benefit us and get a free license. But if you have other ideas – write. So let’s go!

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