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Old March 6th 10, 04:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Patti Barden
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Default Colour Code Folders?

When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti


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Old March 6th 10, 09:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Jerry
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Default Colour Code Folders?

A Google search on folder icons will give a list of programs that will do
what you want.

"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti



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Old March 6th 10, 09:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Jerry
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Posts: 616
Default Colour Code Folders?

A Google search on folder icons will give a list of programs that will do
what you want.

"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti



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Old March 7th 10, 04:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Default Colour Code Folders?


You don't need extra software with XP to customise (change) the default "folder" icon
on any folder you want to one of your own choosing.

Just right-click on the folder you want to assign a [your own] icon, and choose
"Properties"

In the "Properties" page of the selected folder, select the "Customise" tab.

On the "Customise" page you'll find a section at the bottom devoted to defining your
own icon for that folder.



*NB - You won't find the "Customise" tab for "special" folders such as "My Documents"
and "My Pictures"

What the "Customise" feature effectively does is described below :

You can change *any* folder's icon (including "special" folders) by editing or
placing a [hidden] file called "desktop.ini" with the following [example] code in it
:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\MyIcon.ico
IconIndex=0
InfoTip=Example description here.

....you should make the folder read-only to make the icon show-up otherwise it won't.
You may have to use the "attrib +r FolderName" command to do this.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti


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Old March 7th 10, 04:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick
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Posts: 1,995
Default Colour Code Folders?


You don't need extra software with XP to customise (change) the default "folder" icon
on any folder you want to one of your own choosing.

Just right-click on the folder you want to assign a [your own] icon, and choose
"Properties"

In the "Properties" page of the selected folder, select the "Customise" tab.

On the "Customise" page you'll find a section at the bottom devoted to defining your
own icon for that folder.



*NB - You won't find the "Customise" tab for "special" folders such as "My Documents"
and "My Pictures"

What the "Customise" feature effectively does is described below :

You can change *any* folder's icon (including "special" folders) by editing or
placing a [hidden] file called "desktop.ini" with the following [example] code in it
:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\MyIcon.ico
IconIndex=0
InfoTip=Example description here.

....you should make the folder read-only to make the icon show-up otherwise it won't.
You may have to use the "attrib +r FolderName" command to do this.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti


  #6  
Old March 13th 10, 10:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Patti Barden
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Posts: 57
Default Colour Code Folders?

Thanks as ever for practical advice.
Patti

"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...

You don't need extra software with XP to customise (change) the default
"folder" icon on any folder you want to one of your own choosing.

Just right-click on the folder you want to assign a [your own] icon, and
choose "Properties"

In the "Properties" page of the selected folder, select the "Customise"
tab.

On the "Customise" page you'll find a section at the bottom devoted to
defining your own icon for that folder.



*NB - You won't find the "Customise" tab for "special" folders such as "My
Documents" and "My Pictures"

What the "Customise" feature effectively does is described below :

You can change *any* folder's icon (including "special" folders) by
editing or placing a [hidden] file called "desktop.ini" with the following
[example] code in it :

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\MyIcon.ico
IconIndex=0
InfoTip=Example description here.

...you should make the folder read-only to make the icon show-up otherwise
it won't.
You may have to use the "attrib +r FolderName" command to do this.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti




  #7  
Old March 13th 10, 10:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Patti Barden
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 57
Default Colour Code Folders?

Thanks as ever for practical advice.
Patti

"Tim Meddick" wrote in message
...

You don't need extra software with XP to customise (change) the default
"folder" icon on any folder you want to one of your own choosing.

Just right-click on the folder you want to assign a [your own] icon, and
choose "Properties"

In the "Properties" page of the selected folder, select the "Customise"
tab.

On the "Customise" page you'll find a section at the bottom devoted to
defining your own icon for that folder.



*NB - You won't find the "Customise" tab for "special" folders such as "My
Documents" and "My Pictures"

What the "Customise" feature effectively does is described below :

You can change *any* folder's icon (including "special" folders) by
editing or placing a [hidden] file called "desktop.ini" with the following
[example] code in it :

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\MyIcon.ico
IconIndex=0
InfoTip=Example description here.

...you should make the folder read-only to make the icon show-up otherwise
it won't.
You may have to use the "attrib +r FolderName" command to do this.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Patti Barden" wrote in message
...
When you open My Computer and see all the folders on a
particular drive - can you colour code them or put an icon
on to speed up your searching?
Thank you. Patti




 




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