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Windows 7: Tweaking - How can I create a new type of folder??

04 Dec 2010   #1
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Tweaking - How can I create a new type of folder w special functions?

How can I create a new type of folder with special functions?

I would like to create new type of folder that has a black folder icon instead of the normal yellow colour. All while still being able to create the regular yellow folders. Is that possible?



Edit:

The copy of the black folder (which was made using your method) doesn't retain the black icon when I do a copy and paste. Is there any way for the black icon to be retained via copying?

And I didn't mean just change the icon. Maybe I wasn't clear but I want to be able to have this option when I right click:
Create a New Folder
Create a New Black Folder


Also, is there any way for me to give the black folder special properties?
Special properties that I would like to code for.


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04 Dec 2010   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

If i am right...

Create a new folder >> Right click it >> Select properties >> Choose the customize tab >> Click change icon...

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You will have to do this manually each time if you want to retain the standard folders

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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04 Dec 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums jenkins. Have a look at Mr.Grim's Full Glass Blue Icon Pack if you decide to use JDobbsy's method above (which is the easiest way to do what you want).

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A Guy
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05 Dec 2010   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums jenkins. Have a look at Mr.Grim's Full Glass Blue Icon Pack if you decide to use JDobbsy's method above (which is the easiest way to do what you want).

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A Guy
That is in fact the icon pack i am using (by default though ).
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05 Dec 2010   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums jenkins. Have a look at Mr.Grim's Full Glass Blue Icon Pack if you decide to use JDobbsy's method above (which is the easiest way to do what you want).

MrGRiM01 on deviantART

A Guy
That is in fact the icon pack i am using (by default though ).
Me too, I was going to recommend the pack with installer, but the OP wanted yellow folders too

A Guy
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05 Dec 2010   #6
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
If i am right...

Create a new folder >> Right click it >> Select properties >> Choose the customize tab >> Click change icon...

Attachment 120623

You will have to do this manually each time if you want to retain the standard folders

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
The copy of the black folder (which was made using your method) doesn't retain the black icon when I do a copy and paste. Is there any way for the black icon to be retained via copying?

And I didn't mean just change the icon. Maybe I wasn't clear but I want to be able to have this option when I right click:
Create a New Folder
Create a New Black Folder


Also, is there any way for me to give the black folder special properties?
Special properties that I would like to code for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #7
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

As far as my knowledge goes you can't copy/paste and retain this black image... maybe someone has an idea for this??

what kind of permissions do you want to set?
you can set permissions on folders but it won't be based on being black, you will set permissions as you would with any folder.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think as far as the colors go, you'd want something like Folderico

Folderico

Not sure if you can copy and paste and retain color, but coloring the folder would be easy. As for permissions, that's to complex for me

A Guy
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05 Dec 2010   #9
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
As far as my knowledge goes you can't copy/paste and retain this black image... maybe someone has an idea for this??

what kind of permissions do you want to set?
you can set permissions on folders but it won't be based on being black, you will set permissions as you would with any folder.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
It's not really about setting permissions. More about special functions. For example, the Recycle Bin is a special kind of folder with a special function right? Like when you drag a file to recycle bin, you can't access it (unless you restore the file).

Thanks JDobbsy and A Guy for the help you've given so far.
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05 Dec 2010   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jenkins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
As far as my knowledge goes you can't copy/paste and retain this black image... maybe someone has an idea for this??

what kind of permissions do you want to set?
you can set permissions on folders but it won't be based on being black, you will set permissions as you would with any folder.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
It's not really about setting permissions. More about special functions. For example, the Recycle Bin is a special kind of folder with a special function right? Like when you drag a file to recycle bin, you can't access it (unless you restore the file).

Thanks JDobbsy and A Guy for the help you've given so far.

These are possible to change however i have only ever done it through the icon pack installers as guy posted above, i don't know how to changes those types of icons individually.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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