Are you bored with the pre-installed folder icon color of Windows which is light yellow? It also creates an illusion while searching through a large numbers of folders. It is common for users to miss the one they are looking for. This happens because of a lot of similar looking items, the ones with the same color are categorized together by the human brain. The default yellow color for folders chosen by Microsoft to be used in Windows Explorer is pleasing to the eyes, but it also makes differentiating between all the folders a difficult task.

Now a solution has come up in the form of Folder Colorizer, an application for Windows that enables you to easily categorize and differentiate folders from each other by applying a different color to each folder.

Folder Colorizer - Applying Process

Folder Colorizer - Applying Process

How does it work?

The application is loaded with a number of pre-selected colors to choose from, as well as a tool to select custom colors. After installation, the application adds a Colorize! sub-menu to the right-click context menu of Windows Explorer.

Folder Colorizer - Color Palette

Folder Colorizer - Color Palette

To change the color of a folder, right-click on it, open Colorize! menu and select the color of your choice. The choices available by default include Yellow, Lawn Green, Red, Blue, Silver, Violet, Sandy Brown and Aquamarine.


However the application lacks an option to change the color of folders in groups, and you have to select each folder individually to change its color. So, if you want to create categories of folders and differentiate them by color, it will take a lot of time. Folder Colorizer consumes memory of around 15 MB, and works well on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit).

License and Activation

The Folder Colorizer is a freeware of course and is very easy to install. After installation it requires your email address in order to activate. Just enter the email address and enjoy the colorful world of folders.

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