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.
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:
Select any archive you have on the desktop
Right-click on the archive
Select the color from the ‘Mark File’ sub-menu.
Now you can see the result
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
What is the point of why electronic file management tips exist? Because there is a common problem when you can’t find and remember the name of a file that you saved a couple of days ago. Something like “54321”, or “huitj”… And you have a question – where can you find it on your computer?
It’s time to refresh your computer desktop and answer the previous question. There are 9 electronic file tips for you. Save your time and nervous system.
Are you bored because of the standard desktop interface? Do you want things to be brighter? Then it is time to customize your desktop and make desktop folders cuter. They will show your personality, suit your work system, and raise your mood.
One day, Japanese scientists showed a group of students cute pictures and gave them a task that required high concentration. The control group showed a 10% increase in performance after viewing pictures of kittens. So good emotions raise productivity and concentration during work or study time. (source)
But from where to take these cute folders? You can find and use them in our image-code and color-code software – Folder Marker. There are some ways there:
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?