If you deal with a lot of files and folders on your Windows computer then you have probably accumulated a lot of them. Especially if you deal with a lot of documents, photos, and/or videos. After a while some folders can just look like a vast sea of the standard gold color and searching by name can become a strain on the eyes even if you have everything in alphabetical order.
When you deal with hard copy files and folders it can be hard to find the one you want quickly without having to thumb through the same color folder looking at the tabs. There’s a reason why you can buy them in different colors and sizes. As well as buy different colored tabs to stick to them. It just makes them easier to work with.
So why not make your Windows folders visually appealing and easier to work with too? This tutorial will show you how to do exactly that by using a simple utility that enables you to assign any color you want to a particular folder.
Install Folder Colorizer
Start by downloading Folder Colorizer from the website. www.softorino.com/products
Scroll down the page until you see the download for Folder Colorizer.
Once it’s finished, go to the folder where you downloaded it and double click on the installer.
The first screen that pops up is the license agreement for Folder Colorizer. Go ahead and click Next.
The next screen is for an additional utility called Ad-Aware Web Companion. Make sure you click “Custom Installation” and uncheck the boxes.
The next screen is for the Clear Water Action Reminder. Uncheck the box at the bottom and then click “Next”.
The next screen is for the PC Reviver software. Click “Custom Installation” and uncheck the box.
Finally, be sure to click “I do not accept” on the Amazon for Pokki screen. Then afterward, click “Next”.
The next screen brings you back to the original installation. You can click “Install Now”.
When the installation finishes, it will try to take you to the Users Guide for the software. For some reason it is not there. So once you get this screen, just close it out.
Now, right-click on a folder on your computer. You will see that a new item has been added to the context menu called “Colorize!”
Go ahead and select a color for your folder.
The first time you select a color you will see this screen. Just check the box labeled “Don’t show this message again” and you’ll never see it again.
Look at that! A blue folder! You are not limited to the colors listed. You can choose, name and add any color you want to your palette. Select “Colors…” at the bottom of the context menu.
Choose whatever color you want from the wheel. If it doesn’t already have a name, you can name it and add it to the palette. Any custom colors you create will automatically show up in the context menu from that point on.
You can now have colored folders on your Windows computer.