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FolderIco 1.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — FolderIco 1.0

FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 502 (55%) 409 (45%) 76 comments

FolderIco 1.0 was available as a giveaway on November 7, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$7.50
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Enjoy viewing beautiful images or display the clickable calendar!

FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click! Give some color to Windows folders: with just a click, colorize your folders, and discover a new intuitive way to classify your files. A quick look is now enough to identify the folder you are looking for!

You can classify your folders by priority. Red is an important folder, orange is urgent, green is no action needed... Choose the attributes that suit you, so you'll never delete an important folder by mistake.

FolderIco is integrated into your Windows Explorer: one right-click on any folder and FolderIco is ready to change your folder's icon.

System Requirements:

Windows XP SP3 (x32/x64), Vista (x32/x64), 7 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

TeoreX

Homepage:

http://www.folderico.com/

File Size:

6.48 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#75

I've been using this a lot, it's so simple and easy to use. And I'm loving it, it helps me find the folders I use the most so much faster. I know there are a bunch of programs like this one, but this has been the quickest and easiest I've tried. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by IamaDreamer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Don't see the advantage when Win will let you do the same thing (with more options) for free. But thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by AC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#73

Thanks a lot! Very nice program, but I would like to also have a color change who besides folders and label their priorities, will be able to completely change their appearance such as a CD or TV screen! I know that such a program exists but I do not know! I have to browse proposals Giovanni! Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Antyk  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#72

Installed and ran the program; it seemed to work as advertised. However, when I afterward tried to log onto another website from FF 11.0, I found it wouldn't connect. The site just kept trying to log on, without any success. I closed FF and tried again. Still no-go! (Since I am using the TabMixPlus addon, when I opened FF the second time, it did reload all previously open tabs--slowly). After uninstalling the program (which also went smoothly), and restarting FF, everything worked normally. I'm using WinXp sp 3. I'd guess there's a conflict somewhere between FolderIco and either FF or one of the other Xp applications. Again...FolderIco DOES work as described, but there is a conflict with some other program somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by dlmohn  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

It's quick; it's easy; it works.

It'll do!

Reply   |   Comment by Basilica  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#70

It doesn't work on shortcut icons to folders except by going to the folder the shortcut points to, changing it and then making a new shortcut. Windows however will allow shortcuts to be changed. This appears to change the icon only for folders. And while Windows doesn't seem to have colored folder icons, it would be simple enough to create one's own.

Funny how moricons.dll still holds up after all these years.

Reply   |   Comment by MIchael Summerset  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#69

Thanks to GOTD and TeoreX.
Simple to use.

Thanks to those suggesting freeware alternatives.
Beware where you download those from and be careful when installing or downloading them.
There was one site weher they wanted to install "CLARO" toolbar and make it your default.

CLARO is extremely toxic in the sense that it takes over ALL of your browsers and if you remove it, somehow it destroys your PC as a penalty. You may have problems booting after that.

How do i know this?

It happened to me previously.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

Well GOATD, I downloaded this Software and tried it and uninstalled it. This looks more like a distraction for kinder garden then a productive tool. Installing it to have the opportunity to play colour book with my folder? Or classify them? Well that has to be destined to neophyte or grade 1 pupil that is not managing many folders. As for me:
1. I can change the ICON with Explorer, so no news here
2. On top I create the icon as I like, that is some with photos some without
3. Classifying the folders like they suggest, I don't think so, at least for me, as I have literally hundreds of folders and classifying them as they suggest wouldn’t be practical at all and counterproductive

So just for colour coding folders? I don't think so. I have better and more productive things to do.

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Roger Bertrand  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#67

KUDOS ... to GAOTD for this program once again. I just got back an hour ago from days in another state for field research. My task at hand is sorting TONS of data while it is fresh, for every kind post manipulation you can think of. The Plain Manila is like Braille when it comes to searching folders that you need. Just the simple colors instantly let your mind sort specific data segments like a LASER. You just have to set your criteria and then go with it. It is way better than a sea of Manila Sub-folders. ALSO ! # 24 Giovanni, thank you for your exceptional contributions that are meaningful AND ALWAYS constructive. Thank you G for giving other doors for thousands of users. Consistently, Straight Scoop every time. Some body has gotta say this. GAOTD Team.. you guys are awesome.

Reply   |   Comment by James Mosier Sr  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#66

Perfect for what I needed at work. Installed without a single hiccup and does what it is supposed to do. Granted, that's not a lot, but it is exactly what I needed. I am better organized now. Thanks GOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by eMike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#65

It never ceases to amaze me there are people who complain about the "lack of features not being worth the price."

Here's a clue - it's free; that's why its called a giveawayoftheday.

Doesn't cost you one cent.

Reply   |   Comment by jdr1142  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#64

@MikeR - you are rocking! :)

I was not sure if this is the same program that I had a while back and then lost (for no apparent reason). No harm done in as much as folders reverted to standard.

It appears the same and I'm glad to have it. Very useful in separating files/folders into a more easily traced/understood style.

Plus, dare I say it is fun.

Useful too, and I've been colouring my files no problem.

USD $19.99 seems a lot, mind you, and I think I'd use a freeware version rather than pay that much.

Someone up above says he already has too much in his context menus - I assume this means he was unable or unwilling to get Ashampoo Winoptimizer 8, offered a few days ago. One of that program's many features is full Context Menu control.

Thanks GAOTD and the Developer.

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#63

I am getting an error, how to fix it?

---------------------------
Error
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C:\Program Files\FolderIco\folderico.dll



Unable to register the DLL/OCX: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x5.



Click Retry to try again, Ignore to proceed anyway (not recommended), or Abort to cancel installation.
---------------------------
Abort Retry Ignore
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Reply   |   Comment by Farooq  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Good software have used it before from a give away , but after a re-install am now using rainbow folders which is excellent and free. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Rainbow-Folders.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by tom  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Bareboines app that will handle the task of changing folder color with a simple rightclick.

For 19 dollers USD you would think this would automatically convert image files to .ico files for use. Just changing the color of the folder makes this way over priced.

Reply   |   Comment by Anidem  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Works ok but could be improved.

An internal icon designer should permit to have own personalized pictures for folders.

If not possible, perhaps an import function to add personal icons created with a graphic software.

Reply   |   Comment by Pascal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I have tried the free version before and it works fine. However, what I am looking for is a program that will do two things:

1) Change the colour of the CLOSED folder

2) Change the colour of the OPEN folder so that it will contrast with the closed one.

There was a program that could do this produced by PCWorld or PCMag but that was a long time ago. I also remember a French site that had registry change file that would do this. However, in both cases, these programs were for XP only.

Does anyone know of a program that will do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Thanks. I like Folder Marker better but this works well. I bought a new computer over a year ago and I kept hoping one of these programs would be available again.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I installed this and when i went to change a folder icon I had "change icon" and "mark folder" entries.

"Change icon" did as I expected, but "mark folder" brings up a "Folder Marker is UNREGISTERED" pop-up.

If I click the "OK" button, the folder changes as expected, but it suggests that I click another button which takes me to a purchase page where I am invited to part with $24 to get Folder Marker to work. Why is this?

Reply   |   Comment by Clancolin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I have this program from the previous offer and I use it a lot. There is a way to add your Icons to it, but it has been a while so I can't tell you how.

PS - why are people complaining about the cost when it is free today? Just wondering.

Reply   |   Comment by DavetteB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

Will it do the icons in Program Files, or the Program Files folder itself ? The Windows folder ? Few do for some reason.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Very Useful and something I have been looking for. thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

This program is great at changing my boring folders.

They are better now after they got changed by vista,7,8 etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Private Parts  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Sorry, my bad memory.
Its a small hidden 'system' desktop file that's created in EACH folder, so deselect 'Hide protected operating system files' to see it.
A harmless file.

Reply   |   Comment by joeblow  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

Most icon changing programs change folder icons. Is there any free program that changes FILE icons?

Reply   |   Comment by AshishB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

If you like this program & have an OS crash or want to see the colored folders on another computer, just install the free version.
The extras are mainly aimed for 'office' use & hence cost the $20.

The color coding works via a small hidden file created in each folder (from memory). Deleting that file will revert the folder to the windoze default.
If this small 'hidden' file is also transferred in copying a folder, & you have this program installed on another OS, I would expect the colored folder to still show as 'colored' on that other computer. .... cheers

Reply   |   Comment by joeblow  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#49

2 questions:
1. what is the relationship between Shedko and Teorex?
2. how many icon choices in free version on website?

Reply   |   Comment by internet explorer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

It's silly that a folder icon customizing program doesn't come with document, music, photo & video icons. Also, it cannot change Windows 7 library folders. Also, it would be extremely useful to be able to change sub-folders from the level of the folder. E.g., to apply a "music" icon to 300 album sub-folders without having to change all 300 of them individually.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Peters  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I Give Up!!! Well- not really since I am asking you. Is there a simple program to right click a jpeg image, convert it & save as the folder icon? And NOT in a tiny thumbnail. I would like to see the icon.I have tried a few programs already, & I get a file that I need a magnifying glass to see it. Any ideas? My next try is icomancer. You can leave a message on my blog if you have any ideas. I have windows64 w/ chrome/IE. :)Thanks Yall- BTW- couldn't we do this many, many versions of windows ago?

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Rakes  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

I am using an earlier giveaway "Folder Marker Home 3.1" and quite satisfied with it - since it has ability to add own custom icons as well as make the folder portable (i.e. settings and icon are saved in the folder so can be carried around in a USB drive).

One more nice freeware Folder Icon Changer
http://www.silvereaglesoft.com/FIC.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Sarvesh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Installed exactly as readme.txt explained. Now appears in my right-click context menu, but aside from giving me "choices." it doesn't even change icon color as selected. Clicking back on default didn't change anything either, Will uninstall now.

Reply   |   Comment by rroberto18  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Thanx for this my folder got changed

Reply   |   Comment by SyED  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Update to my previous post #43, The colors of the folders DO NOT transfer over to another PC. Still a good tool for me.

Reply   |   Comment by BigRandy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

@ Randy G, post # 32: As you've worked out how to use this software, how about working out how to use GAOTD? Because your post is yet another of those oh-so superior lectures to others in the GAOTD community about how they shouldn't complain. But nobody here is complaining: that's just a fantasy you've invented for yourself. My earlier post at #10 expressed my opinion of this software after using it, viz: that's it OK, but the price is pitched too high for me ever to consider paying for a re-installation. That's my conclusion. You may disagree with it (seeing as how you appear to disagree with many others here) but a conclusion reached by a user is not a "complaint". Software developers come to GAOTD in hope of constructive feedback, and that feedback will be anything but constructive if the pricing issue isn't addressed. Sheesh.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#41

Looks promising, works great, downloaded and installed with no problems on XP 32b. A KEEPER! I wish I had this when I was in college with all of my assignments I had to keep track of! I am going to try it and see if the color coding set on a folder on one computer with this GAOTD will keep the color coding on a USB to another computer without it. Thanks TeoreX & GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by BigRandy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

I've tried this program, but I stick to iColorFolder and it's free

http://icolorfolder.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Peterc  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#39

On my xp system, right clicking any folder now crashes explorer.

Reply   |   Comment by Norma  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

Folks should actually learn to find the features of their OS, as this is simply perfect for the reality of file management. Personally, I use file/folder names that include are preceded by "~", or "!" if it requires a significant Importance. Computers are work tools, people, not a coloring book.

Reply   |   Comment by AntonYooo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#37

I had been using Shedko FolderIco on XP, and it did what this here FolderIco does, but Shedko's doesn't work the same way on Windows 7 x64.
Giovanni was kind enough to mention it here: http://eng.softq.org/folderico/dragdrop -Shedko still works for changing the icon, but it doesn't work on x64 through a context menu anymore.

However, this GAOTD is very good! It works just right, and is compatible with FreeCommanderXE.

Now, there IS a difference. Shedko will let you store the custom icon as a hidden file right there in that folder's directory. That means that when you copy the folder to another computer, it can keep its same icon. This GAOTD will, instead, MAP the folder's icon to one of its icon libraries, which means that it will keep that icon on your own computer, or if the icon library is in the same location on the other computer.

I wish you could add your own icon libraries. You CAN come pretty close, however. If you copy your own .icl file to the FolderIco directory, you can add to FolderIco's XML file, and the icons will show in submenu or the main menu as you like. Problem is, however, the labels for the menu entries are all locked in the FolderIco.dll. You can add new strings with Resource Hacker; the English strings are in "Strings 7" group. But you would have to do this for every label you wish to add to name your icons. I'm not telling you to do these things; I'm just saying that it is possible.

In the end, I like this program very much and will use it!
Thank you, GAOTD, and FolderIco, folks!

Reply   |   Comment by BGM  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#36

Actually just what I needed! I was keeping track of folders that I had worked on (uploaded photos) by moving them to a different master folder. Now I can work on the folder and mark it "finished" with a color. It's kind of like using colored paper folders to organize your work. Some people love them, others don't. But if you don't have a plan ahead of time you can quickly make a mess. FEEDBACK for developer: Selecting multiple folders at the same time and right clicking allows the option to set the folder, but the program only sets the first folder. Difficult if you want to change a large number of folders to the same color.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#35

good software, thanks.....


and i have a question, is how to change the default Folderico language? i am using Chinese windows 7, but i don't like the Folderico default lang to chinese.

Reply   |   Comment by naji7000  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

Hello,
This is a nice little program. It installed quickly & without hassle onto my Windows 7 laptop. Very easy to use, just right-click on the folder icon you wish to change, go down to "Change Icon" & then left-click on your desired colour... Done!!
How simple is that?
It's very simple!
If I was to moan about anything it would be that you can't choose a colour AND choose a "Priority" level for it as well. But that's not really too much of a problem as you could choose a colour to denote priority levels, so that's Ok with me.
All in all, it's a THUMBS UP & I shall be keeping this program, FANTASTIC!!
Thankyou very much G.A.O.D. & Dev.... Nice One!!

Reply   |   Comment by Roadie John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#33

Oops! misinformation in my previous post...... For changing drive icons you can use:
http://www.freewarefiles.com/IconTweaker_program_20871.html
also free!

Reply   |   Comment by bettersafethansorry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

If you wish to tweak your icons why restrict yourself to a program which comes with a limited range of icons to choose from.
I have used both:
http://www.magictweak.com/freeutil/magicfolder/magicfolder.php
which lets you change drive icons as weel as folder icons,and

http://leelusoft.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/my-custom-folder-10.html

both are free and both let you utilize icons which can be chosen from the thousands available on-line.

Reply   |   Comment by bettersafethansorry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#31

It is a good way to color coding your folders. Thx Giovanni for sharing other wonderful software. I've tried the first. It is much more colorful but takes more steps.

Reply   |   Comment by jjcai  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Simple, straight forward, and does what it says:
1 - Right click on a folder
2 - Click on "Change Icon"
3 - Choose an icon
With drive capacity today such as it is, it is possible to have many hundred icons and that can make finding what you need more difficult. Having a most-used folder colored to get it to be more visually apparent is very handy. Sure, those can be placed on the desktop as a shortcut or in the "Library" but this is just one more way to differentiate them to make them easier to find.

For those complaining that the price of $19.99 is unrealistic: Really?
I think they should say that it costs $49.95, because you are getting it for FREE today and then it would sound like a great deal! What more could you want? Someone to come over and do the install for you?

The stated MSRP price does not make it a good or bad application; just a good or bad deal. You think it is a bad deal? Don't buy it! Still bothers you? Don't install it.

Thank GOTD for another very useful freebie!

Reply   |   Comment by Randy G.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#29

Shedko_Folderico it's the original
http://eng.softq.org/folderico
it was and it will be always free

Reply   |   Comment by frankell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#28

Free Titles.

WebinPaint has stated that this programme is FREE, but have tried it out and it is NOT FREE.

Reply   |   Comment by essexlad  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#27

It works as advertised, but won't change folder shortcut icons. I wish there were options to add my own icons to this program and change any icon.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

I already have way too much stuff in my context menu. No need for another rarely used tool. This should be assignable through the folder's "Properties" window. Thanks anyway.

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