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Dr Folder 2.1.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Dr Folder 2.1.5

Dr. Folder searches and replaces a standard folder icon.
$19.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 136 (86%) 23 (14%) 31 comments

Dr Folder 2.1.5 was available as a giveaway on April 16, 2016!

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Dr. Folder is a software that searches and replaces a standard icon of a folder to any other icon. It is a powerful, easy to use software with pretty and friendly interface. You can change folder icons quickly and freely just by clicking several buttons. So, using Dr. Folder can save you lots of time. The most important feature is that it can make your folders lively and make others envy!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

http://hi.ylcomputing.com/products/dr-folder

File Size:

11.4 MB

Price:

$19.00

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#17

Infinitely superior to Folder Marker Pro that I have used for several years.

Reply   |   Comment by Ferdinando  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I thought this would be a nice little program to play around with, but after downloading it, I can't get it to install. I get the pop up box asking for the registration information, that says it successfully activated at the top. It will not let me put the registration information in, either by copy and paste or by typing it in. I've never had any problems installing things from gotd before, and I see that others have installed it on Windows 10 with no problems. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Yankee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Excuse me, but why should I use this?
What's wrong with just right click on the folder, choose properties, go to customize and then change icon?
Phew....

Reply   |   Comment by Ixwa  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#14

I would like to know if the Dr Folder application can change the colour of both the closed AND the open folder in Windows Explorer so that when a folder is clicked on it opens with the same colour as it had when it was closed.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I downloaded it and it works great

Reply   |   Comment by Roberta  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#12

Can anyone tell me the differences or benefits between using this over FolderIco?

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Something to be alert of

If the program uses private/home made ICO's, there will be a link to the map, where the ico was found:
----[desktop.ini]---
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconResource=D:\_Downloads\_2016\_Programma\Dr Folder 2.1.5\Afbeeldingen\Appels1.ico,0
[ViewState]
Mode=
Vid=
FolderType=Generic
---
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xm71vrtwxr0so1z/Oppassen.png?dl=0
If the map isn't there any more, the appearance of the map will return to normal.
And Windows will slow down a bit, because it will look several times for the ico.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

Does it work with Outlook?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike C  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Mike C,
I don't think so, because Outlook is a program with his own structure.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

Thought this might be a bit more interesting but after installing and trying it out I have to be honest and say it's not for me. The program worked fine and I've no complaints about it, but I really can't see any real reason to have this on my machine, the default icons are maybe not exactly eye candy, but who needs it! Thanks but I'll pass

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Okay, call me old fashioned if you wish, but I can't understand how cluttering Explorer with hundreds of colorful icons will make your friends green with envy. Besides, anyone can change the folders icons without any external applet. So, what's the deal? Do you change folders icons over and over again so that you need an special applet to fill the task? Now, let's suppose you need a fancy colorful bright and beautiful icon for a particular folder that is not available within Windows. Fine, go and find it in the many free sources available. Again, what's the deal? Please let me know if I'm missing something.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

Downloaded, Installed and activated with no problems on my Win10x64 machine. Seems like a nice little program. Decent selection of pre-made icons for you. With the addition of the icon maker your icon envy will indeed be satisfied. Usually that's a whole separate program you need, so two birds with one stone here. This won't be a software you'll use everyday, at least I won't, but is a very nice addition to any machine. Thanks to the developer and ggotd!

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Jones  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

OK, I'm confused. I downloaded, unzipped, activated, and ran setup, but can't find the icon for the program. It's not in the usual places where Giveaway programs go. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Joe,
On my Windows 7 machine, sometimes it will not update the Start Menu cache until after a reboot, but there is a way to see your installed program quickly. Click Start, ,then in the search box type DFolder and it should auto populate for you to see, to then click-to-launch it. At that point, you will see the entry in the Start Menu.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

arttronics,
Thanks, but I have Win 10, and the whole start menu setup is different. So, I went to "Add/Remove Programs, and it still never showed up on the list.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Joe,
That is indeed odd, new Win10 user myself. This may or may not help, but you can view all icons via typing this in a Run Box (right-click START and choose RUN):

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}

Good luck in getting this to work.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

arttronics,
This is indeed confusing. It doesn't show up there either. Since I have FolderIco, it isn't that important, but thank you for your help.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

I have big hands so I can live with folder envy.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#4

Dr Folder is better than the icon changer that I am using now. It has a nicer selection of icons and I can add my whole collection of icons in their own folders in one go. I really like the ability to create your own icons.
It is faster to find an icon than to read the names of folders and also faster than typing the name in search. I am really pleased with today's giveaway - it is a keeper so thank you GAOTD and the Dr Folder people.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Sandra ~ same here! I've got a collection of around 400 Icons that I made myself from different images, that I use for all sorts of things, and ...as you say...its a heck of a sight easier to spot one rather than reading titles.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Ian, Would you share your collection? :-) I have this one of mine too, well, not really mine as I didn't draw them, but there's a lot I can share! Circa ~1gb

Reply   |   Comment by Gonzalo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Gonzalo, I don't see why not...a lot of mine are from photos that I've either taken myself of found online. I haven't sorted through them for some time, but I know there's a heck of a lot of PNG files that I haven't converted yet, if you know how to do that I'll include them in the batch...next question is...how the heck do we do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ian,
A good Windows program to convert images, especially transparent PNG images, to ISO is found x2ico and here is the link: http://heilnizar.deviantart.com/art/x2ico-Image-to-ICO-converter-315650481

That freeware program has Context Menu feature so you can right-click on a PNG image to convert it automatically. (If your have an image editing program installed, such as Photoshop or Zoner, you will have to do perform an additional step since Windows file handler for PNG is replaced by your custom imaging program.)

My customized INI file is shown below, for the "x2ico.ini" file. Replace your with this one if you like, after you run the program at lease once so it's generated.

[General]
addToContextMenu=1
alwaysOnTop=1
autoOpenoutput_folder=0
font_face=Arial
font_size=8
input_fileTypes=PNG,JPG,JPEG,BMP,TIF,TIFF,GIF
language=English
output_folder=.\
output_sizes=16,20,24,32,48,64,72,96,128,256
scanSubFolders=0
updateCheck=0
upscaleFrame=0
winPos=886 625 296 113 1

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

I really like Dr. Folder. The software is easy to use and you can add your own icon to your folders or if you want the folders for work there is that too. There is more choices which is also important! It is free which is so awesome!!

Reply   |   Comment by Catherine  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#2

Make it usable on WinXP please.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacko  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

Jacko, software developers aren't making software for Windows XP anymore. Can you guess why? If not, check with Microsoft.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Robert,
A comment that is totally in error, two reasons; the developer would have to deliberately exclude XP, or, if he uses functions that are only available in the OS after XP.
Don't give up your day job. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jacko,
Icomancer supports from XP to 8.1. If you are fond of the "folder envy" it is an option...

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Charlie, Icomancer also works on Windows 10. I have it on two systems and it works without problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#1

If the screenshots are anything to go by - I'll stick with Icomancer. By far the best folder icon changer I've come across and more likely to:-
"make your folders lively and make others envy!"

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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