Color-Coded Filing System. What it is, and how it can help you to be more productive

It is difficult and time-wasting to search through all of your same looking files. It’s better to organize your documents in some structure. You need a filing system, and colors can help with this.   

A color coded filing system is a method for displaying information by using different colors. It is even used by OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the way of ranging colors according to the level of  safety

(https://www.creativesafetysupply.com/articles/safety-colors/)

Color coded filing systems have existed for a long time and don’t lose their convenience and relevance. An organized filing system allows you to find files when you need, increases productivity, and helps reduce clutter. Read the article and see how color-coding works, types of color-coding systems, and how to use a color coded filing system with your paper and digital documents.

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Create Folders of Different Colors in Windows

Hundreds of the same yellow folders on the computer annoy you? Perhaps yes, it is hard to navigate through because of similarities. You can change the size or form, not the color… But humans are visual creatures. 65% of us process information based on what we see and colors help us to identify things according to the Social Science Research Network.   

Changing the color of a folder may not be possible on Windows, but can be done with Folder Marker, a software that will help to create folders of different colors. So, how to create folders of different colors in windows? 

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How to organize information and find it faster with the help of color coding

How to organize information and find it faster with the help of color coding

We wrote an article on how color coding can be useful for the organization for the “Your Organizing Business” blog. It aroused interest among readers, so we decided to share it on our blog too. The original version is here: https://organizedassistant.com/folder-marker/  


All things need to be in order for effective work. In a regular lifetime, we position materials in colored boxes, color helps search among tons of information – since 80-85% of the population are visual creatures. At this point, why not try this technique in dealing with a PC?

Why can color coding be useful for us? Scientists explain:

“Color improves time performance […] and it is a very effective performance factor”

according to ACM
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How To Change Individual File Icon

How to change a file icon on Windows? Specific file icon…

Recently we’ve found a question from one of the users on StackOverflow about how to change a file icon on Windows:

I know how to change an icon for a whole file type using registry and file type association. I also know how to change an icon for a separate folder using desktop.ini file.
My questions is whether it is possible to change an icon for one specific file, let’s say one .doc file?
I cannot find a way doing it, yet some upload programs seem to be able to change an icon of the currently uploaded file, while all other files of this type stay with the standard icon. How do they do it?

FileMarker.NET Pro will be helpful in solving the asked question, and on this article, we want to share in detail how File Marker Pro can change a file icon on Windows 10.

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change or restore default icon

How to change or restore default icon for a Folder in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with it’s own set of icons. You can change the default icon as you like in different ways, or restore the default folder icon in Windows 10. In this post, we will show you how to change or restore default icon for personal folders in Windows 10 in various ways.

You can change or restore the default icon for a folder in Windows 10 using any of the following methods:

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change folder icon to a custom one

How to Change Folder Icon to a Custom One

From computer wallpaper to app icon photos, there are a lot of ways to personalize our devices these days. One of them – desktop folders! While the default Windows folders get the job done, they aren’t particularly exciting. If you want to put a personal spin on your computer, changing Windows 10 icons is a great way to do this. Here are the options for how you can change folder icon to a custom one and easily understand what is inside.   

Let’s discover 2 ways: Standard and with utilities.

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change folder color

How to Change Folder Color in Windows

The desktop is the face of a computer. It shows your daily routine, work process, and kind of your personality. Typical folder icons are hard to navigate through because of their same boring yellow color. The brain processes visuals better, so coloring folders can help you classify and increase productivity. So, how to change folder color? 

There is a built-in complex method, and there is a simple one, but it requires the installation of additional software. Let’s talk about both…

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Get Files Organized With Folder Colorizer Tool

A good folder colorizer will make folders more visually appealing

Coloring folders are a way to organize it in a clear structure and point out the important ones. Imagine you are having blue, red, green, yellow, purple folders related to a specific task or period of your life. The yellow folders will not highlight the essential folders, but colorful marking will. How to apply a different color to folders and separate them from each other? Folder colorizer program will make yellow folders more distinct and noticeable.

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