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Windows 7: Change folder background color for free

03 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Change folder background color for free

I know Folder Marker Pro will do this, but I dont want to pay to change the color of my folders. Anyone have a color folder icon set or icon maker app that they use for this?

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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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03 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Thanks for the link. What I am looking for is a way to colorize the default folder icon so that I can use the same icon with multiple colors. I'm trying to keep track of different types of medical schools that I am applying to, based on my chances of getting accepted at each school, by color. For example yellow represents a high chance, whereas red is a long shot.

I took a screenshot of a folder icon, and used an iconmaker to colorize it, but the results look shotty. It would be nice if the free version of FolderMarker worked in 7, but it doesn't. I can use the blue and black, but also need green, yellow, white, grey, and purple colored folders.
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03 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Thanks for the link. What I am looking for is a way to colorize the default folder icon so that I can use the same icon with multiple colors. I'm trying to keep track of different types of medical schools that I am applying to, based on my chances of getting accepted at each school, by color. For example yellow represents a high chance, whereas red is a long shot.

I took a screenshot of a folder icon, and used an iconmaker to colorize it, but the results look shotty. It would be nice if the free version of FolderMarker worked in 7, but it doesn't. I can use the blue and black, but also need green, yellow, white, grey, and purple colored folders.


Use iconFX, it's free and works great. I have changed many icons with it, also colours :

Change folder background color for free-desktop1.jpg


Watch the top of the desktop. 5 of the original icons were a different colour. All changed to blue successfully with iconFX.

tip : use colourtools, especially hue/saturation and colorisation...

You can find it easily through google.


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03 Nov 2009   #5

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MallRat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Thanks for the link. What I am looking for is a way to colorize the default folder icon so that I can use the same icon with multiple colors. I'm trying to keep track of different types of medical schools that I am applying to, based on my chances of getting accepted at each school, by color. For example yellow represents a high chance, whereas red is a long shot.

I took a screenshot of a folder icon, and used an iconmaker to colorize it, but the results look shotty. It would be nice if the free version of FolderMarker worked in 7, but it doesn't. I can use the blue and black, but also need green, yellow, white, grey, and purple colored folders.




Use iconFX, it's free and works great. I have changed many icons with it, also colours :

Attachment 34801


Watch the top of the desktop. 5 of the original icons were a different colour. All changed to blue successfully with iconFX.

tip : use colourtools, especially hue/saturation and colorisation...

You can find it easily through google.
Thanks for the tips. Anyone know where I can find a link to the default win 7 folder icon?
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03 Nov 2009   #6

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MallRat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Thanks for the link. What I am looking for is a way to colorize the default folder icon so that I can use the same icon with multiple colors. I'm trying to keep track of different types of medical schools that I am applying to, based on my chances of getting accepted at each school, by color. For example yellow represents a high chance, whereas red is a long shot.

I took a screenshot of a folder icon, and used an iconmaker to colorize it, but the results look shotty. It would be nice if the free version of FolderMarker worked in 7, but it doesn't. I can use the blue and black, but also need green, yellow, white, grey, and purple colored folders.




Use iconFX, it's free and works great. I have changed many icons with it, also colours :

Attachment 34801


Watch the top of the desktop. 5 of the original icons were a different colour. All changed to blue successfully with iconFX.

tip : use colourtools, especially hue/saturation and colorisation...

You can find it easily through google.
Thanks for the tips. Anyone know where I can find a link to the default win 7 folder icon?
I colorized the default win 7 icon in black, blue, red, green, yellow, purple, and grey. For anyone interested I uploaded the archive here

There is a large pack of Win 7 icons in png format here, and you can use IcoFx to colorize them as well.

If the link is down, PM me.
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03 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

There are some nice document icons in 256 PX in the attached Zip

my documents icons.zip

Enjoy


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03 Nov 2009   #8

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
There are some nice document icons in 256 PX in the attached Zip

Attachment 34844

Enjoy
sweet man, cheers.
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25 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Whatever you do, don't waste time with FolderMarker Pro V3.x. It absoolutely does not work with Windows 7 32-bit, despite what the company says. The program was great with Vista and XP.

I'm still looking for a free or paid download of a program that will, like FolderMarker Pro, let me change colors of file folders in Windows 7 32-bit.

If anyone knows of such a program, please e-mail sdim@yahoo.com
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26 Dec 2009   #10

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

IcoFx rocks and is so easy to use. If you want to change the color of the icon or folder icon, just adjust the hue. IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
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