Colorize your folders in Windows

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Color plays a vital position in creating a memorable or significant visual experience for every human being; it is a factor that contributes to enhancing memory performance. It can also be an effective tool in various settings of learning such as in educational fields and even in physical sports.

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In fact, certain studies and research have found that making use of colors as part of the therapy is actually a beneficial treatment process in dealing with cases that involve memory related problems such as autism, learning difficulty, dyslexia and more. Aside from creating a venue for maximum cognitive and memory of visual experience, color plays a significant role in making the information or message more attractive for most people. Creating more attractive visual stimuli through color coding will be helpful in increasing the capability to memorize certain information by increasing the person's attention level.

For some people, color plays a lot in making one remember certain details, facts and even position or placement. Customizing the icons or colors of your folders is a simple way for creating organization to your files.

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If you're tired of seeing your boring yellow desktop folders again and again every day,and you want to make it look more exciting and attractive. Well, here are some tips on how to colorize folders on Windows so labeling folders and systematic organization would become more exciting and fun by simply using different colors. With this, you can actually recognize your folders not only by their names, but also by their colors.

Instructions Using Folderico Application

The Folderico program is a user-friendly tool that will allow its users to customize the look of their folders and modify it according to one's preferences. It is a helpful tool in managing the icons of the folders, color themes may be used to systematically create order and synchronization for all of your folders. The user interface of the program is quite easy to use and intuitive; you can change the icons by simply selecting one item from its lists of icons available on its library.

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    Download the Folderico Installer
    You can download it for free on sites like
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    Wait for the download to finish
    Once you click on the download, the installer will finish loading on your browsers downloads.
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    Follow the steps
    A pop-up icon or interface will appear asking for your permission and to continue with loading the application into your system. Select Next Step --> Accept --> Accept.
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    Wait for the application to finish its installation.
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    Extract the installer from the file and choose the language you wish to use
    A Folderico wizard installer will appear on the next steps.
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    The next procedures will guide you through the installation process of the application
    A checklist will be provided asking whether you approve of their Terms & Agreements, read through and if it is to your approval simply tick the checkbox. Simply click the three Next buttons.
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    Select the Folder in which you would like to create a shortcut for the program
    Select Next --> then Finish. This will officially install the Folderico program. Enjoy colouring your folders.
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    Open the program and select the folder that you wish to change color, assign the color that you wish for that folder to have
    A number of options for the type of folder, icon and the color that can be assigned.
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    Enjoy choosing the colors and icons for your Folders
    Colored vista & XP folders are available to choose from. Designed icons for folders have also been provided to make it a visually intuitive experience.
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Instructions Using FolderMarker Application

  1. 1
    Download Folder Maker
    This is free and you can get it here -
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    Install the software
    Once you have downloaded the folder maker, install it like any other software.
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    Colorize your folders
    This is the important step, because we will now colorize your desktop folders. First, open your Folder Maker and start to browse the folders you want to colorize
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    Then hit the color you prefer and apply it
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    Repeat for as many folders as you wish.
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  • Organizing Window Folders Creatively with Folder Colorizer

    There are a lot of people, especially those who work on computers all the time, who find it daunting to organize the folders in Windows. Despite of the fact that they can input a name on the folder, sometimes it's still difficult for them to find what they're actually looking for, especially if their desktop is almost consumed with a variety of folders.

    This is the primary reason why many computer users are in search of an efficient way to organize their folders. One of the best ways of doing so is being creative. Though organization and creativity are two different terms, most of the time, they go hand in hand. In order to be creative one needs to be organized, and in order to achieve organization, one needs to be creative.

    Computer users or Windows users can make their folders in Windows creative, and they could do it by colorizing them. The question now is "How?"

    Why is Colorizing Important

    The concept of imposing color coding on the folders is indeed ideal, since it can truly make organization efficient. One of the primary advantages of color coding the folders is that computer users can make an important folder stand out from the rest.

    It is indeed true that several things can be done in order to attain folder organization, like incorporating it in the Favorites sidebar. One could also pin it to the icon of Windows Explorer. To maximize organization, integrating the color coding scheme is a good practice.

    Primarily, there are a lot of software programs that can be downloaded in order to make color coding of Windows folders possible. First of all, it is crucial for you to ascertain the best program or the one that is compatible with the Windows version that they are using. When it comes to those who are using XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, one of the programs that is compatible with them is Folder Colorizer, and this software colorizer is the obra maestra of Softorino.

    Most people have found it easy to use. When installing the Folder Colorizer colorizing program, you should be vigilant of the bloatware. If spotted, it must be unchecked. The next thing to do is give your email address (to prompt you if there are special offers which have something to do with free program usage).

    You will start by right clicking on an existing folder, and then hit the Colorize option. After that, you can select your desired color for that folder. Important note: You should refresh the computer in order to to see the color modification. In case the chosen color doesn't look great, all you need to do is follow the same set of steps, and do not forget to hit the Restore Original Color option.

    Tips Tricks & Warnings

    • Make your different category folders different colors. For example, you could make your movie folder green and your songs folder yellow. In that way, you can easily and quickly recognize your folders without looking at your folders' names.
    • You can change the color of multiple folders at once to be more efficient, by going to your Folder tab and hitting the Multiple Folders tab.

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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