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Dr. Folder 2.5 Giveaway
$19.00
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Giveaway of the day — Dr. Folder 2.5

Search and replace the standard folder icons or any other icon.
$19.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 68 (80%) 17 (20%) 16 comments

Dr. Folder 2.5 was available as a giveaway on April 8, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.95
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App Launcher & Switcher for Windows

Dr. Folder is a piece of software that allows you to search and replace the standard folder icons or any other icon. It has a pretty and friendly interface. It is a powerful software and easy to use. You can change icons of folders quickly and freely just by clicking several buttons. So, using Dr. Folder can save your time. Make your folders look lively so that others envy your beautiful layout.

Please note: the activation key for the product is very long, make sure to copy the whole key without additional symbols (including blank spaces)

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

http://www.pcclean.io/dr-folder/

File Size:

7.75 MB

Price:

$19.00

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#10

I cannot proceed by clicking DOWNLOAD NOW. Have not been able to proceed from this link for several weeks with
Win 10. All other systems/PC's/Android etc. do work.
WHY?

stefan

Reply   |   Comment by beline  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

... Smooth download/install process.. (Win10, 64bit) Reg key very long but with copy/paste no problem. Make sure to use giveawayoftheday as the reg name.. Love that it has its own ICO converter. A complete product. The 'new version' popup is a bit distracting on each access but easily cleared.. I am very satisfied. Thanks YL Computing and pccleanio..

Reply   |   Comment by Unkabob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

To grab all the icons inside your viles, just grab Icon Extractor at sourceforge to extract dll or exe icons!

https://sourceforge.net/projects/icon-extractor/

Reply   |   Comment by Localhostess  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Program downloaded & installed fine, emailed registration key is "invalid".
Looking forward to using this eventually :)

Reply   |   Comment by Davidsmountain  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Well, I guess not. Thanks GAOTD & YL Computing!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Davidsmountain  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Davidsmountain, be aware that ly character are copies, no spaces at the beginning and at the end of the text.
And the name also to be copied.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Thanks so much for this nice icon program! It works great. I didn't have an icon program ever since I got my new computer, so I really appreciate this. I like the fact that you can convert other pics to icon format.

Reply   |   Comment by Sylvia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

THIS IS THE BEST folder icon program i have ever used, there is more than enough icons for everyone's files and makes each most easily identifiable even in the most cluttered and most active and crowded desktop.
MOST HIGHLY RECCOMENDED

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

This is a huge find for me. I've been pining for folder icons that my friends would envy. Dr. Folder made my day.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

Nice little program that does exactly what it was intended to do. Easy install.

Reply   |   Comment by drneuro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#2

Install and registration was fine, program also runs ok and is easy to work with.

Like with all other customization tools, this one makes no exception for being completely optional.

In the manual, they show you how to add your own icons but they don't show you how to add whole new groups.

To do this, you need to make a new folder in the \icons subfolder and simply increase the number, the last folder in here is ico011_Folders (it's also missing the localization in the language files, hence i use a different one below because you wouldn't find it in there), so what you do is increase the number and add a proper name to it, we'll do country flags in this example, like ico012_CountryFlags and copy all the *.ico files into this folder. In theory you would be done but if you run the program now, it will show ico012_CountryFlags as a folder name, instead of just Flags or Country Flags, so you need to edit your language file aswell and add that group to it with a proper label. Now open the \lang subfolder, then your language *.xml file, search for ico010_Zodiac to see how they added it and what the code looks like, just copy the scheme in that line including the brackets and paste it in a new line and replace the info with your own data, replace ico010_Zodiac with ico012_CountryFlags and Zodiac as label with Flags and save the file. ( https://i.imgur.com/9Mka0lx.png ) Run the program and it should be displayed properly with all icons in place.

This is what it looks like for me: https://i.imgur.com/GwirhdP.png

A simple button for this would be nice to have, for creating new groups, in general, i think all this is too hardcoded for my taste, it needs to be more user-friendly and tweakable. Add, remove, rename, sort groups, drag&drop icon management (drop new icon folders, drop new icons onto a folder in the group list to add a icon or drag it out to remove it and a simple option to disable drag&drop so you can't change it anymore this way).

The program has a converter included that allows for converting pictures (PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF) into ICO (16x16-256x256) and the option to keep the aspect ratio while doing so. That's something.

So what it does is basically the same thing Windows can do on it's own, except for multiple folders at the same time and you have all icons sorted in groups and there is context menu integration, so you could change icons with a right click in Explorer.

As mentioned, completely optional.

Some free alternatives: FolderIco (free personal), IconTweaker

Reply   |   Comment by kui_  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+85)

kui_,

Thanks for the informative write-up!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

kui_, This is all fine and well if you want to pull your icons ONLY from the program's sub-folder. However, Dr. Folder allows you to browse ANYwhere on your computer to use icons wherever you have ICO icons stored.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

CJ Cotter, and let you convert a image to ICO:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sorpz442kj7e6ls/OmzettenNaarICO.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

kui_, Thanks for coming up in such a detailed review.

Reply   |   Comment by Dike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#1

"or any other icon." oh really? I don't think they mean ANY other icon... I suspect they just mean folder icons and not icons embedded inside DLL or EXE files so not ANY other icon.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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