Folders, Folders everywhere….

July 19, 2006 at 6:35 am 1 comment

Morse Laws states that the bigger your hard drive capacity, the more the junk that will tend to accumulate on it. Well we either just leave all files in a single folder or arrange them according to some form of filing. Here’s a time-saving tip for those file & tuck type of arrangement to decrease the amount of time it takes to find the folder you re looking for.

Iconize Your Folders
For me, I tend to change icons for folders in my hard drive to speed up navigation of heavily populated folders, but if you prefer color-coding to icons, then futher down this post, iColorFolder offers an alternative.

Heres’ how to do it:
1. Right-click the folder you d like to change and select Properties.
2. Click on the Customize tab.
3. Click on Change Icon
4. Select an icon of your choosing and hit OK twice. Done.

Color Code Your Folders (with iColorFolder)
This is a open source application that lets you color any folder on your computer with the right-click context menu. This proggie can be downloaded here.

Another law to take into account is the law of diminishing returns and changing too many icons leaves you right where you started.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. AsenDURE @ Corner of 11th & 20th » Folder Marker  |  August 17, 2006 at 5:23 am

    […] in a previous post Folders, Folders everywhere… we dealt with iconizing or color-coding your folders but it was a trade-off of either one solution (icons) or the other (color-code). this time around, i’ve stumbled upon a even cooler tool that lets you do both and a little more. […]


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