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FolderIco 6.2.1 Giveaway
$19.99
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Giveaway of the day — FolderIco 6.2.1

FolderIco allows to customize the icon of every Windows folder in one click!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 91 (91%) 9 (9%) 37 comments

FolderIco 6.2.1 was available as a giveaway on August 3, 2020!

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Fast, easy movie making.

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!

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

Licence details:

Lifetime with no free updates and support

Price:

$19.99

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#20

Wonderful substitute to micoangelo on display.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Rajat.mukherjee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

BTW you can change the icons easily after you have assigned them once. You don't need to change the folder settings, you just need to copy and paste a new icon to replace the old one. Then the folder will use the new icon.

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Lam  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

You can do it manually inside Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Lam  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

If you use colourful icons all over the place, then you come back to square one.
Where is the file that I want?
They are all colourful picturesque icons.
Software like FolderIco is meant to be used sparingly.
So that visually, you can spot the special file easily.
It must stand out from the rest.
I have chosen NOT to use any such folder icon painting software.
So as not to interfere with the Windows system as it is designed.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Not able to activate...getting activation failed, try again later, but it seems to still work to change folder colors. Fingers crossed that using it this way doesn't end up messing up my folders.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Just like another post --
Ran Activate.exe to register (while the program was closed per the readme) but failed to connect multiple times: Failed to connect. Please try again later.

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

After several hours and many tries the registration completed.
I hope the program will serve me well.

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Really quite impressed, downloaded and installed with no problems. Activated as per instructions in the readme file then read the detailed program instructions which didn't quite agree with the application in places but it didn't take a genius to work out what to do. Downloaded and unzipped all the free folder icons, batch processing them into their respective identifying folders and under one newly created directory Folders. Dead simply to use, I can only think those who have problems don't read the instructions and don't really understand how files are laid out on a hard drive. No problem in recommending, works great.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Tony, It's sad that YOU think you're the only one that can read AND follow simple instructions, sir.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mick, Thank you, you are very kind. Perhaps you decide to put a negative spin on it when it would have been so easy to be positive.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Ran Activate.exe to register (while the program was closed per the readme) but failed to connect multiple times: Failed to connect. Please try again later.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckley  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

i used folderIco for years and it worked like a charm ...but one day i wondered if i can get the same efficiency from a free SW and i discovered "folder painter" which can be used as an alternative if you are looking for a freeware...

Reply   |   Comment by mm155  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

mm155, Thank you for giving the name of an alternative program, my friend. I've just downloaded it, and will install it shortly.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mick... Anytime mate

Reply   |   Comment by mm155  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mm155, I love it, mate. You should see what I'm doing with folder colours and the like. ;-)

It's reassuring to find that there are SOME people who will actually help others out on here. Sadly, Giveawayoftheday and Teorex have proven themselves absolutely useless in that respect.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

I love this program so much that I purchased it several years ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#10

They have quite a few free icon sets to download.

FREE High Quality (256x256) Folder Icon Libraries:
https://www.folderico.com/icon-libraries.html

And tutorials.

Folder Icon Changer Tutorials
https://www.folderico.com/tutorials.html

If you're interested.

Reply   |   Comment by Scudrunner  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#9

So happy to get the upgrade. Have been using this for a couple of years and find it useful.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Linus Blanketeer  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Yet again, another activation that simply gives me the following dialog box:

"Giveaway of the Day

Fatal error: key is invalid."

and not one ounce of help from Giveaway of the Day from days ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Mick, I have noticed problems sometimes lately when I download from GOTD using a Chrome-based browser (Vivaldi). When I download instead using Opera all is good. This is not a problem when downloading from any other site so I'm not sure what is up.

If the size of your download does not match the file size posted on this page, you might be having the same issue. HTH.

I've learned over the years here that any program from Teorex is worth jumping through hoops to try, and worth buying. Thank you Teorex and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mick, So you downloaded the zip, extracted it to a new folder. Then from new folder you ran setup, left the program closed, clicked on "activate" from the new folder, and that popped up?
Almost sounds like an antivirus/malware prevention program is preventing certain applications from running.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bebop17, Thank you for your response, my friend. I've downloaded the Wrapped download files from Giveaway of the Day using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Waterfox (a Firefox derivative) and checked that the download size is the same as what's advertised on this page. I believe the 'problem' lies with the Wrapper that Giveawayoftheday uses. I've even contacted Giveawayoftheday through giveaway@giveawayoftheday.com but they've, so far, not come up with a solution. They've advised me to check that my Antivirus software isn't running ... which it can't be when I attempt to run the Activate.exe and Activate.gcd files in Safe Mode. I've resorted now to contacting Teorex as, like yourself, I've appreciated giveaways offered by them, to see if they can help.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DJ, Thank you for your response, my friend. I've downloaded the Wrapped download files from Giveaway of the Day using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Waterfox (a Firefox derivative) and checked that the download size is the same as what's advertised on this page. I believe the 'problem' lies with the Wrapper that Giveawayoftheday uses. I've even contacted Giveawayoftheday through giveaway@giveawayoftheday.com but they've, so far, not come up with a solution. They've advised me to check that my Antivirus software isn't running ... which it can't be when I attempt to run the Activate.exe and Activate.gcd files in Safe Mode. I've resorted now to contacting Teorex to see if they can help.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mick, Are you run as a user with Admin rights? The "activator" is essentially adding an entry into the Windows Registry. If you don't have admin rights, or you have some sort of "protection" software running, there is a very good chance that it is unable to add that entry into the registry and why you are getting the message you are.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

This was offered before, a few years back. Worked well then. Website has a load of FREE icon packs to download. Good one GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#6

I've been using FolderIco 5.1 that was a GOTD of 12.01.2017. Can I install this version over 5.1? Any real advantage from doing so?

Reply   |   Comment by WKKos  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

WKKos, from their download page for changes since 5.1, you decide if they are an advantage:

"Changelog

What's new in FolderIco 6.2
•Improved network folder changes

What's new in FolderIco 6.1
•Minor improvements

What's new in FolderIco 6.0
•Added support of changing multiple folders icons
•Added feature to reset folder icons from main dialog
•Added feature to change folders & subfolders icons
•Added command line support
•Improved usability and stability"

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

This is very difficult to add a set of icons in a folder. There are some 20 folders with icons in them in my /documents/Icons/*icons Inside each is anywhere from 3 to 150 icons. It is far from intuitive and seems archane way to add group of icons.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

followup, The help file on the site was not clear or very helpful. It should allow D-N-D Icons to the library. Also when trying to add icons by using the + Add button and selecting a icon folder it shows "No items match your search."

It seems not to allow users to add folders of icons to the library.

In other words and simply stated, adding icons is 'one at a time' or not working at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Spam Sorenson, The program works great and exactly as its supposed to. There isn't a problem with the application, it works perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Spam Sorenson, To add a folder you have to chose a folder and use the select all command to chose all icons and then just click open and all icons will be read and added ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter van Rijswijk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Been using the free version for years now and find it very useful

Reply   |   Comment by poppy154  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#3

How do I search the folder by the pattern of the folder?

Reply   |   Comment by Austin  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#2

After reinstalling Windows 10, I've been waiting for this. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Angus Stradamus  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Angus Stradamus, what were you waiting for? You can customise folder icons using windows itself. And you can directly use the .ico files in the free icon libraries on the page https://www.folderico.com/icon-libraries.html

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Installed via Setup.exe. Activated with Activate.exe
To check if yours is activated, search for FolderIco in the start menu, and click on the Help menu, it should not show "enter serial key" menu item.

Very refreshing to not have to go to the publisher's website to register or fill out a form to get a key.

The fully, easily customizable context menu is awesome.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
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