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Windows 7: change folders ( colours )

01 Aug 2010   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
change folders ( colours )

Hello.
I wanna change the colour of all the folders. Is that possible ?
Actually i could do that with "Rainbow Folders" but i have to change about 300-400 folder,one by one
Is there any program for that ?
Thanks.


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01 Aug 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

See if this helps you out,

IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
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01 Aug 2010   #3
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
See if this helps you out,

IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
Can i change all the folders ?
I don't wanna do them one by one.
Thanks.
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01 Aug 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

It is a bit of work but here is what you can do. Find and ICO that you like. Create a new Desktop.ini file and edit it like this: (change paths to your file).

Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconResource=D:\FolderIcons\Amethyst.ico,0


Save the file, then add that file to all the folders in you want to have changed.

Note: There are some folders you should not change like "Pictures" or "Videos" because it will change the way they display information. You could automate the process by scripting it. I hope that helps.
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01 Aug 2010   #5
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
It is a bit of work but here is what you can do. Find and ICO that you like. Create a new Desktop.ini file and edit it like this: (change paths to your file).

Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconResource=D:\FolderIcons\Amethyst.ico,0
Save the file, then add that file to all the folders in you want to have changed.

Note: There are some folders you should not change like "Pictures" or "Videos" because it will change the way they display information. You could automate the process by scripting it. I hope that helps.
So,after i create a new Desktop.ini and save it,do i have to add this in each folder i wanna change ? ( about 300 folders,or more )
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01 Aug 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Change Windows 7 Folder Color With Rainbow Folders

EDIT : Tasted . Performance is not enough satisfactory. If you tell me what the color you want, I may provide you that, alongwith the way to apply those .
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01 Aug 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

For an example .... Download icons Folder icon.zip . Follow Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker .

Replace icon group 4 with imageres5_1, icon group5 with imageres6_1, icongroup 6 with imageres 7_1, amd icongroup 162 with imageres 154_1 (imageres's are in the attached zip ).

You will get a gray folder throughout the system.


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01 Aug 2010   #8
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Change Windows 7 Folder Color With Rainbow Folders

EDIT : Tasted . Performance is not enough satisfactory. If you tell me what the color you want, I may provide you that, alongwith the way to apply those .
Excuse,my english is very bad. I think you didn't understand me.
All i want is to change ALL THE FOLDERS ( colour,of course ) without to do it "one by one".
Is there such a program? And after the job is done,in the future ...when i create a new folder,it should have the same color with the others.
I found a very nice ico file ( blue folder ) on the Internet
Imageshack - icofile.jpg
And i try it. It's nice,but i hjave to do that everytime i want to change the color of one folder.
I wish i could have all of them,same like this one,even later, when i create a new folder, should be the same.
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01 Aug 2010   #9
Sympatico

 
 

Do you want them all the same colour**? If so you need to change the icons in imageres.dll numbered (using ResHack) 3, 4, 5, 6 and 162 this covers static and "live" folders.

**EDIT: Yes you do and my typing finger is very very slow today!!
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01 Aug 2010   #10
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I try now,like Arc said.
LE : When i get here Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker
to nr 11,after i click on click on "replace resource" i receive the error message " out of system resources" or something like that.
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