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Dr. Folder 2.6.6.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Dr. Folder 2.6.6.3

Search and replace the standard folder icons or any other icon.
$19.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 67 (68%) 31 (32%) 24 comments

Dr. Folder 2.6.6.3 was available as a giveaway on January 4, 2019!

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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.

The license is provided for 1 year and can be used on up to 5 PCs!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

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

File Size:

13.3 MB

Price:

$19.00

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#15

Previous version comment is great:-

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 Othello86  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Installed the software, and registered it. Follow the instructions. Not changing the icon. Only adds the icon file to the content of the folder.
Disappointing

Reply   |   Comment by Juan Rebolledo  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

I installed this software and I cannot find a trace of it anywhere on my PC. Not listed under new programs installed, not listed in my uninstall program (Iobit Uninstaller). Cannot find it anywhere. So, I deleted the zipped file I down-loaded. What a waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Tom,

I have not downloaded this program because I do not need it.

So I am just guessing what might have caused your problem.

First off, you are supposed to extract files from the zipped download.

Second, if the setup file is wrapped with Themida wrapper (by GOTD), you have to temporarily disable your Antivirus and firewall before running the installation file. Make sure to re-enable your Antivirus program and firewall as soon as you are done with the installation.

Hope it helps.

Best of luck.

Cheers,

consu-ella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

How about creating your own icons out of any picture or make your own colored shapes with single or multi color pictures and save it as ".ico" done. Any good photo editor has that feature. This way you can control the size and shapes too.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Maria,
You can use any picture to use to make a folder. The only exception that I have found is if you try to use a GIF. Check out the Controls and you'll see the option to use a picture or image as long as it's a bmp. Best of luck to you !

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Maria, See my recommendation just above your post.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

this program does for $19.99 what other free programs do for nothing.
I haven't used a program like this for over 30 years when it was a fun thing to try out when computing was a new fad.
I find it childish today to use such a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#10

Folder Marker is better...does more...free version and a paid version that ISN'T rental ware.

http://foldermarker.com/en/folder-marker-free/

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#9

There are free and very cheap alternatives out there that aren't subscription based. My personal favorite is FolderMagic.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

Why would something like this be rentware ? Some reason it would need constant updating ?

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#7

Software developers may give a free license for a time period, to get people to try their products and spread the word if they like it. They then hope for renewals of the license, so that they can earn a living.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Rick_S1,
They can earn a living by selling more of their products! Besides, there is a relatively a short time basis that ALL sftwr lasts based upon upgrading to a new OS, crashes, & MANY other problems that will automatically stop the sftwr anyway so why should they want to aggravate their customers by giving away a limited time frame license? If they were smart they would NOT, for see how many co's give away their sftwr that DON'T have limited timed licenses. Use search engines for "best free full version software download sites" & you will get lots of results.

I have used this sftwr in the past & I feel it is the best one out there but I have not tried all of them but a few of their competitors.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TheTruthBeTold,
Gee, How can a company sell more software, if no one knows about their product? This is a fairly inexpensive way to get samples out there, and hope that they will be happy enough with it to tell others. That shouldn't be news, Pretty much every company puts out upgrades that people have to pay for; anti virus software for example., for example. Win 10 has been around for several years now, and will be around for a bit more. Even if MS phases it out, it will be several years after Win 8 and 8.1 are phased out. Yes, there is plenty of free software out there. Most are limited versions of their sales software, or software that isn't being updated anymore, from what I've seen.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rick_S1,
You missed my point, which is, there is NO need or reason to give away a limited time license, their "samples" should be a lifetime license for it will expire on its own within a few years.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TheTruthBeTold, I now understand your point. Thank you for clarifying.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

The localization of the website is terrible, compared to the localization of the program itself, that's not the best impression one can get.

In the manual they show you how to add your own icons (to User Icons group list entry) but they don't show you how to add a whole new entry to the group list.

There is a comment from a previous offer that explains how to do it.
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/dr-folder-2-5/#comment-582905

And i totally agree with that comment that there should be a simple button for it and a much better group management for the group list in general, like sorting by name, adding and removing folders from the group list, utilizing drag&drop to/from the group list itself or selected folders icons content, renaming of group list entries etc.

The management part is just lacking and too cumbersome and not user-friendly enough (if one has to edit folder names and language files), due to the present hard coding.

Especially since there are so many different categories for icons, it makes sense to group them but the existing entries aren't enough, imo.

Give the user more options and it can be a much more decent program.

Reply   |   Comment by Chasm  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#5

My license just expired Sunday for the last giveaway for Dr.Folder. Great timing. Thanks, GOTD. Once in a while it doesn't colorize the folder on the first try, so you just repeat, and it's colorized.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#4

It is easy to customise you own icons under Windows for any folder or exe file.
Why would anyone want this software that stops working in 1 year?

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

ricohflex,

It depends on your needs...for one or two folders every now and then sure...right click...properties...customize..change icon..then look through a bunch of junk to find where you stashed your nifty coloured folder icons...or programs like these...it sits in the context menu and your done in two clicks.

Of course Windows does this and just about everything else you'd want...but the whole point of people writing code for these type of things is so you don't have to look around in all the obscure settings or screw with the registry and likely make things worse at some point.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

A few questions:
How does this stack up to FolderIco?
Also, what does the 1-year license include? Does that include free upgrades? Will the program still function as normal, or does it revert to a trial after the license expires?

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#2

Downloaded and Registered the software with the key Provided .

Can change folder or Multiple folders
Can use Program icons or Read the included info to add yours
Can convert PNG , JPG, GIF,BMP to ICO
You can Restore your Icon's to the default one .

The Thing is that Windows Can do all that for free !!

Reply   |   Comment by omar  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

omar,

The point being this is easier...especially...for some who just maybe want to differentiate by
colour ....hundreds of folders...not just one or two.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Seems attractive for a year, after which the license ends, and our folders and icons will become a confusing mixture of modified and unmodified versions, worse than now. So as far as I am concerned, better leave them as they are.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+83)
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