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FolderIco 5.1 Giveaway
$19.99
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Giveaway of the day — FolderIco 5.1

FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 108 (91%) 11 (9%) 33 comments

FolderIco 5.1 was available as a giveaway on June 1, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.00
free today
Natural media painting with an intuitive interface!

FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click! Don't you know how to change standard yellow folder to a colourful and bright one? With FolderIco, give some colors to Windows folders. With just a one 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!

FolderIco is a very light software, that doesn't stay in memory. It uses a native functionality of Windows to be more efficient. Discover its simplicity: with a single right-click on a folder you change it icon!

Please note: You can purchase a Personal license (with support and updates) with 50% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; 1000 MHz processor; 128 MB RAM

Publisher:

TeoreX

Homepage:

http://www.folderico.com/

File Size:

13.5 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#18

Does this app take updates for 2 years and then it will not take updated anymore ?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Is this a portable app or must it be installed ?
thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by Harry Mangurian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

As is usual with 99% of the downloads available here....very easy to activate. Thanks, Giveaway of the Day!

Reply   |   Comment by mmmike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

Have used it before and liked it. Lost it due to computer meltdown. Glad to have it back. Thank you TeoreX and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

I have a question about program. Desktop Icons take memory as they are now does this program make them use more memory or the same if icons are changed?

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

Zathra, no.

Reply   |   Comment by Mustafa Serif  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#13

Better than others...

Pros:

Easy setup
Any icon can be added
Packaged icons (zipped) can be loaded
Default folder can be edited (color change, adding overlay)


Cons:

Only the default folder icon can be edited.
You should run as an administrator for importing any library

Reply   |   Comment by Mustafa Serif  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

where is the key????

Reply   |   Comment by reet  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

reet, The key will be placed by Activate.exe:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1aek247nun9la0g/Inhoud_GOTDzip.png
After installation and before starting the program, let Active do his work.
Look at the menu-item help to see if all is OK:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/achikiwatfcksr2/About.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

The biggest problem i see with FolderIco is that how to install icons is missing. Also what is the purpose of tooltip? Documentation is sketchy and not available via a ToolTip -- rather iconic. another problem I see is that there are no client based icons and the icons are clunky like 8 bit gifs.

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

I've used earlier versions in the past. It simply does what is says without issues.

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

I am unable to install Folderico because of failure to close File Explorer automatically. When I abort my pc hangs and I have to shut down and restart. I have Windows 10. Any advice about how to overcome this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Ottawan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Ottawan, I would recommend checking Windows Update. it is possible that you have one in the queue. If that doesn't work try the WindowsUpdate troubleshooter. Finally use the Install Troubleshooter but it does something like something funky on your side. Win 10 x64

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I just love this program! It allows you to create new folder icons by adding png images as overlays. Look under www.folderico.com/how-to-customize-folder-icon.html.

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

Excuse my ignorance but how do you close it before you activate it? i went thru the task manager and can't find it, but it does show as an option when right clicking a common folder.

Reply   |   Comment by FJL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

FJL, the right click options reside in the registry. Does not mean the program is running in the background.

Reply   |   Comment by Maybe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

FJL, "and can't find it, but it does show as an option when right clicking a common folder."
That does not mean, that the program is running.
That operation is called "Send to:" in Windows.
In short it means, that the selected item (or link to that item) is send to the program in the menu.
Here it means, that the selected folder is sent to the GOTD-program for alteration.
The program will start at that moment for action.
Maybe this link will explain a little bit:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20170403-00/?p=95885
A bit the same with a doubleclick on a text-file(.txt): then notepad will be opened and will open that text-file.
There is a Sendto folder in Windows and it is poosible to make ypous own items in the menu of right-click of the mouse.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

"FolderIco 5.1"

Looks like the same as last year and worked fine.
This time I notices something strange. The program was set to Distributable.
And I altered some icons of maps.
When a map was copied in Win10(where the program was installed), the icons were not copies:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdygjwygxveh12n/HelaasWin10.png?dl=0
And in Win8.1, where the program was not installed all copies went fine:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/97h7r09dlkrgjr1/CopyWindows.png?dl=0
Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

"FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click!"

Not useful or possible! Maybe "FolderIco allows to customize the icon of each Windows folder in one click!" OR "FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click each!"

Though that all is unlikely as one has to first find and choose the icon you want with all the clicks that takes and THEN maybe with one click the click selected folders icon can be customised... to me that is a whole series of one clicks to customise a single folder not just one click to choose the folder to customise AND choose the icon you want to use AND customise the folder with no additional are you sure you want to make the change? confirmation click at all.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#4

Same version that was offered here last July

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

dadams, and January 12th 2017 too!

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

Activation does not work. Uninstalled, reinstalled, again nothing. Stays at 30 days trial version...

Reply   |   Comment by Olaf Heawyoo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Olaf Heawyoo, Did you use the Activation after the installation and before the start of the program?
Here I installed the program and let it run. And closed it.
Than I run Activate and started the program again.
I did not see 30 day's trial, but the menu of Help was changed:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/achikiwatfcksr2/About.png

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

Ootje, How did you close it??? I went thru task manager and I'm stumped.

Reply   |   Comment by FJL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

FJL, I id use the program and closed it normally, with Alt+F4 or the red cross.
And after that you can use Activate, but that is a tricky one, because of Themida. Maybe you have to pause your antivirus for that moment.

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

Ootje, Thanks, opened it and then closed it thru task manager to be sure and activated

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

FJL, close it via Cancel

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Thank you GOTD and FolderIco
You gave version 3 away previously, and I was so impressed I purchased a license for version 4. When installing today’s giveaway, I used my license key from version 4 and it registered successfully. It is so nice and refreshing to see a software vendor not being greedy and making me purchase a new license every major release. I use this software in my Onedrive Cloud. It is the only software that I have found that allows me to colour/icon my folders in my Microsoft cloud - and it remains, even after each separate Windows install. It’s even viewable from my other devices such as my iPad and Xbox. Top job. Superb. I cannot recommend this software any higher. Thank you again.
Kind regards
Richard

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#1

Just what I want ! Alas, not for XP!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Laxative, .. Use Folder Colorizer .. it does work with XP .. not sure if 2.0 will and they used to have a free version. You can find it easily. They charge $10 for lifetime license for 2.0 PRO version. Not sure what is better about that over the free one. https://softorino.onfastspring.com/folder-colorizer-2/?_ga=2.247526595.591238485.1527851171-1388792525.1527851171

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Laxative, just extract all the icon resources from their installer and use the standard windows change icon on the context menus of folders you want the icons customised on... this like all the others are just a graphic user interface for the built in folder icon changing facility.

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

Bruce, The link is dead.

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mary,
The link is not dead. I just used it, had no problem at all reaching the site. Why not try it again?

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