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?
Folder Marker Pro has 148 icon choices build-in, but you can increase the number of labels even more to cover your special needs. In this article, we will explore how to add more icons to Folder Marker and where to get them: for free or paying small fees.
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
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.
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:
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.
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…
This is a minor update of Folder Marker that we recommend to install to everyone, who bought version 4.4.
What’s new in this version
- The bug was fixed: List index out of bounds (0). The bug repeats not on all computers but is very annoying. It is the main reason why we decided to release the update. Thank you to those, who wrote to our support service and informed about it. Cause this is one of the bugs that appear on user’s computers, but not on our end.
- Translations where updated: German, Filipino, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Vietnamese, Lithuanian, Turkish, Russian.
- New interface translations are added: Ukrainian and Portuguese.
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.
Hi, guys! This is Roman, the author of Folder Marker.
I’m willing to share a new free icon pack created by our user. It’s unusual for me to give a user-made icon pack, not a designer. The icon creation process requires much time, effort, inspiration, and talent. That’s why the number of users who can create an icon set is deficient. So, I was surprised when I received a letter from Domingo C. Mariano, the author of the set, asking me to share his icons with Folder Marker users.
Glossy-Folder Icons pack is the combination of 4 separate categorized thematic packs: