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How To Change Folder Colors In Windows 10

It's quite a simple process to change folder Icons, by choosing from a collection In the folder properties window, but the same can't be said when you want to apply a different color. Unlike the macOS that allows you to change the color of Individual folders, there Is no native option to do It on the Windows platform. As such, I will Introduce you to a third-party tool that does the job with Incredible ease.

If you're the type of user who enjoys customizing and tweaking Windows 10, particularly applying a different look and feel to It's boring default folder color, then this tutorial Is for you. There are many tools available that allow you to change the color of folders, however most are cluttered with features and options that are not really needed.

I've located a tool named Folder Marker Free, that's very basic, yet extremely effective In changing any folder Icon color with a click of the mouse. Essentially, you simply browse the folder's directory, select from the range of colors that the tool entails, and hit a button thereafter. You can download Folder Marker Free from this reputable source. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you download the tool, you need to Install It on your PC. Execute the setup file and hit Next.

Step Two:

I've skipped through a few pointless steps, so when you get to this option, click the Install button to begin the Installation process.

Step Three:

When It completes, select the Launch Folder Marker checkbox, and hit Finish as arrowed below.

Step Four:

When the tool executes, navigate to the directory of the folder that you want to change, by clicking on the button at the far right. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will change the color of my folder named Windows 10 Tips.

Step Five:

Next, select the color from the options as shown below. I've chosen red. When you've made your choice, click Apply.

Step Six:

As you can see, the color of my folder has changed to red with a simple click of the mouse.

Step Seven:

If you've changed your mind and want to go back to It's default color, click the Action tab, and then hit Restore Default Icon for Chosen Folder(s).

Step Eight:

If you want to apply a folder Icon In a similar nature to the native Windows feature, choose the User Icons tab and then click the Add button.

Last Step:

Now simply make your selection, and hit OK.

Final Thoughts:

The one thing I like about this tool, Is It's simplicity and ease of use. Unlike others that are cluttered with a color spectrum and relative features, Folder Marker Free Is quite the contrary- without any complexities whatsoever. And of course, the fact that It's totally free of charge. Give It a try, you will not be disappointed.


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