Rainbow Folders

Rainbow Folders by Piotr Chodzinski

3.5 stars

Editor's Rating

4(7)

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6 6

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colorize your folders Rainbow Folders allows you to change the color of selected folder icons. You can use it to navigate your files more efficiently by setting specific colors for important folders, so they are easy to spot in Windows Explorer, open/save dialogs and anywhere else in the file system. In addition, you can also set an extra warning when someone is trying to delete colorized folder. Rainbow Folders works by modifying the Windows desktop.ini files and, once your folders are configured, there is no need to keep the program running unless you want to make changes to your folder colors. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Product Details

Publisher Piotr Chodzinski (2) O/S XP/Vista/7/8
Price Free Requirements None
Version 2.05 File Size 791 Kb
Last updated Jul 05, 2008

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Based on 7 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Pretty good mostly 3 stars by Wastrel Jul 01, 2009 (Read all my 15 reviews)
The program itself is pretty good. The only place it really comes up short is with the icons themselves for the larger/tile icons--no transparency (ragged edges). A more precise color picker might be nice. All in all, if you want "prettier" folder icons with different colors, then you can download icon sets or create them yourself (and create your own desktop.ini file for each folder). If you want a simple, free process for colorizing folder icons and you use the list/detail views instead of large/tile views, then you should like this program well enough. Otherwise, I'd suggest Folder Marker (shareware) or "roll your own" icons. showShow review details
Just fun 5 stars by JMMannion Jan 10, 2009 (Read all my 25 reviews)
This little program brings a touch of class and pleasantry to a dull page of program folders. It is just fun to use. showShow review details
Great for marking backed up folders 5 stars by Jeff92677 Dec 25, 2008
After backing up directories it's VERY helpful to tag the directories with a color, and put the same indication on the backup (external) drive. Also, with the popup "hint" text, you can indicate when you last backed up a directory, or any other hint you wish. The interface also allows multiple directory tagging, just check all the directories, set a color (or use the last color, create a color, or grab a color from the screen) set the hint text and it's done. It puts an ICO file in the subdirectory (hidden file) which works great. I strongly recommend this program. And to the author, thanks for writing it. showShow review details
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