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Dr. Folder 2.3.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Dr. Folder 2.3.0

Search and replace the standard icon of a folder on any other icon.
$19.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 96 (81%) 23 (19%) 56 comments

Dr. Folder 2.3.0 was available as a giveaway on December 29, 2016!

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Dr. Folder is a software that search and replace the standard icon of a folder on 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 you lots of time. The most important is that it can make your folders lively and I think others will envy your beautiful folders!

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

File Size:

12.3 MB

Price:

$19.00

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#34

The license actually expires and is no longer usable. That's sorta' crummy.

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Works fine except that it doesn't work on the C:\Windows folder
(Windows 7)

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Thompson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

Dr Folder asked if I wanted to update to version 2.3.0.1 - so I downloaded the new version, installed, and it appears to be registered and working. Does this mean that I'll be able to reinstall this at a later date seeing as how I have an installer that's not connected to GOTD, and a registration key?
Thanks,
hamstergirl

Reply   |   Comment by hamstergirl4444  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Unable to download via email link or Facebook share. All I get is a 404 error page.

Reply   |   Comment by Betty  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

I installed this program, but didn't find it interesting enough to keep. This program would have been great on my XP computer, but I find that Win 10 can already do everything this program does and more under 'properties'. Also when I open the program each time it asks me if I want to upgrade and there isn't an option to turn it off. Usually unless a program offer says differently, when you update a program you lose the GOTD activation status.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

Just to clarify I downloaded the version from the provided email link not from Facebook or whatever

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Downloaded but will not install on Windows 10. Unzipped file, used the cfg folder and instead of installing in goes immediately to "your program is registered" even that nothing is installed....

Dewey

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

Dewey, Hi; start w10 in safe mode with internet connection activated. Install, activate, and restart w10 as usual. It will work.

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

Dewey, turn off your AV. I had the same problem when I was using AVG and after I temporary turned it off the programs from GOTD will install. GOTD offers are always virus free so there is no worries.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Installed ok but when I start it, offers to upgrade the version. Should I? Thanks.

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

Get Link by e-mail has not been working for me for a few days now. I enter m e-mail and press submit button and nothing happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Gretchen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

After Bitdefender stopped the install twice, I decided to quit while I was ahead:
Gen.Suspicious.Cloud.1.

Reply   |   Comment by merle korejwo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#24

Took 4 minutes to get my link email, download, upgrade, install, register and change one folder. Snap! Colored folders seem a little pale but still an improvement over endless tan.

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

I should have mentioned: Windows 10 (pre-installed); Firefox 50.1.0 (latest version)

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

There are many examples of 'Why anyone would use a program like this?'...for example...I have a music collection that to date has more than 4500 folders...each folder is for a different artist or band...I use a similar program to assign a different colour to each folder to distinguish specific genres...and also which folder I may be working on at any given moment...
Starring at Windows famous beige coloured folders can drive you crazy when there are a lot of them.

Gonna give this one a try...

And to all the whiners and complainers....at least it's not another Video Converter or Downloader...how many of those do you need?

FYI...I use Folder Marker Pro...given away here a while back.
http://foldermarker.com/en/

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

This software is useless for me, I seldom change folders icon, and i can do in Windows explorer, if i need icons, i can download icon packs from softpedia for example.
It's only a gimmick to add to your system.

Reply   |   Comment by Bartolomeo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#21

Download link does not work on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or IE after inserting email address.

Reply   |   Comment by CK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#20

cAN'T REGISTER this app, tried 3 times and checked that it is not running, relaunch and back to the register screen again, fuck

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Platten  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

DrFolder won't install on my PC (W10)

Reply   |   Comment by Ton  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

I wonder how does it search and replace, if you have to choose a folder or folders yourself, that is, you're searching for folders yourself, or am i missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#17

Right click and install as Admin (Windows 10), installed and registration was a breeze on this one. After install "Help/about/entered reg key", restart program and good to go.

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

Setup.exe fails to connect to Giveaway of the Day

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

Tom Hodgers, try again later, holidays time, network might be busy.

Reply   |   Comment by Changpu  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

Download and installation went well, updated to latest version no problem and easy registration. Have used in the past and works fine. appears new icons have been added to program which is nice. Using Win 10 64 bit. This is a keeper for me. Thanks to GOTD and YL Computing for and nice program.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

"The most important is that it can make your folders lively and I think others will envy your beautiful folders!"

Why does anybody care about stuff like this. It's your computer not your boudoir.

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

rww, ;))

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

rww, that's maybe very important in other countries. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Propagate  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#13

Had it, worked well, and then a new fast ring ver. 10 window killed the registered version and of course could not re-install.

Reply   |   Comment by Heidi-Ann  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

I can't even install the program. After I download and unzip the files into my temporary folder to install, and then I click the "exe" file to start installing, I get the message that the FILES ARE CORRUPT and I need to redownloads the files. I've got this message twice now. I'm done fooling around with. Don't have the patience.

Reply   |   Comment by Roxanna Thompson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Roxanna Thompson, before installing, unfortunatelly, some of the GAOTD programs require that the anti-virus is turned off... There are a lot of people that would not do this at all. I don't bother to turn it off for some minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mario, Well, I don't think I'm willing to turn off my anti-virus while still having the internet connected. Can I turn off my internet first, and then the virus checker, and then install the program? I would be foolish to leave my computer open to an attack from a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Roxanna Thompson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Simple enough to install and registrate. First thing that popped up was the update to 2.3.0.1. message and following
@Steve C's brave try I too went ahead with it.
The icons that came with Dr.Folder are worth experimenting with.
Thank you dear donors!

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Thanks for the Program:

Registration?? Yep, have the number, installation went like warm butter on bread..... BUT do I need a second cup of coffee to see where to register.
The manual says 4. Select Help > Enter Registration Code. (This opens the dialog where the user can enter the registration code. } . Enter the registration code.
When I click on Help there is Manual, Online Support, and About.
About says "Trial Version"
OK drinking second cup.... Please tell me what I am missing???

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Pullum  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Donald Pullum, did you try to turn off the program an on again?

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Donald Pullum, Yes, to my self.. reinstalled and there was a screen under a screen under a screen and that was the registration screen. So problem solved... up and running.

Custom Icons are useful for quick pick on desk top.... again thanks to GAOD and YLComputing

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Pullum  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

A few moths ago GOTD gave away a similar program called Icon Folder. I used it to color folders then RAR'd the folder, and sent them out. Then when people un-RAR'd what I had sent, their folders came through in the color I chose. I must have been asked 2 dozen times how I did that. I'm downloading, and keeping Dr. Folder because it does the same thing with a few more options added to this program. Installed quickly and registered easily on Windows 7 Home Pro. Thanks once again GOTD. Very cool program.

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

Very fishy. Getting sponsored by GTD and not having the latest version of the program downloading. Especially when you are not supposed to get any upgrades while using the free download. It did upgrade but now it wants me to restart my computer. Not gonna happen! Uninstalled!

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

No, it said for changes to take effect, 'restart the program' Impatient much?

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

Ken, Kacey is correct, there is no need for a computer reboot

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

Ken, i don't think you really need to upgrade, because newer version might not have anything new.

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

Bai, http://hi.ylcomputing.com/products/dr-folder/version-history

Dr. Folder 2.3.0.1

* Adds more icons
* Minor tweaks

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

"... using Dr. Folder can save you lots of time".

That is, without counting the time it takes to colorize hundreds of folders.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I use it to mark folders which may have particular content or may contain work that is incomplete or otherwise in progress, etc., so I can pick them out of a long list of folders with similar names and/or content which may be sorted by name, date., etc., . . . saves time when I go back to the folder that contains all of those folders after a time so I can immediately identify which subfolders I need to work on rather than trying to remember where I was or writing down how far I'd gotten on a Post-It note that either falls off the monitor frame and gets lost on the floor and maybe tracked away on the bottom of a shoe or becomes a cat toy or simply gets lost among all the other similar notes stuck to the monitor frame or . . . or having to open subfolder after subfolder to find the particular content I need . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Ronn! Blankenship  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

papin, also using the custom icon feature of windows, as this and all similar programs do, means that windows explorer loses the ability to show thumbnails of folder contents for supported file types on the folders that have custom icons. You cannot have both!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Having used Folder Icon and mark folder, it is clear this has a better interface.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#5

it might be because English is not my native language but the first line in the description makes no sense to me.
"Dr. Folder is a software that search and replace the standard icon of a folder on any other icon"
shouldn't that be "Dr. Folder is a software that searches and replaces the standard icon of a folder with any other icon" or something like that?

onto the software itself:
Installation and registration went without problems. After the initial start, a pop-up appeared telling about a new version. While downloading this version I registered the software and then installed the update. The registration stuck so for this update at least it is ok to get it, this does not guarantee future updates will react in a similar way though.

Changing an icon for a folder on my desktop went fine. If you want to keep the custom folder icon make sure the option to enable distribution is selected, this way you can move your folder to another disc, usb stick or dvd and it will retain the custom icon
Own images:
You can add your own images to the folder C:\Program Files\Dr. Folder\icons\ico007_UserIcons but this has to be with the file format .ico. To get them you can search the internet off curse if they are available or you can convert your own images to said file type. I use the freeware XnView to do this http://www.xnview.com/en/
In the import tab add your images or folder with images than in the export tab select the Folder in the dropdown (should be selected by default), select the folder check and fill in (copy/paste) the path to the UserIcons folder as listed above. in filetype select ICO as filetype. You can leave the rest of the options as is. Now hit convert, start up the DrFolder program and you custom icons should be selectable in the UserIcon section

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Mavadelo, if it's a chinese company, then English is not their first language too.

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

ew, Might very well be the cause :) just pointing it out so they can change it for next time :)
On another note, I just noticed the program has a build in converter lol so no need for extra downloads

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

I'm blowed if I can see *any use* for such a program, it seems to be an exercise in futility - but YMMV.

Reply   |   Comment by Old China Hand  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#3

thanks a lot

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

Thank you. Updated to latest version 2.3.0.1 no problem.

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

XP is not mentioned in "System Requirements: Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10", but it installed fine on a virtual XP 32 Pro. After installation I could upgrade to a clean update 2.3.1 that knows my mother language.

On a virtual W7 32 I had to install .NET 4.0 first. .NET 4.5 is OK.

It also runs on a virtual W10 64 Enterprise LTSB.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

krypteller ...

Ok !

Dada ...

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