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Folder Colorizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    49,270
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    505
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Whether you're just sick of always seeing the same yellow color on your Windows folders or you want to organize your folders to make things easier to find, this free application from Softorino makes it easy to customize your folders with just about any color.

Folder Colorizer, once installed, will add a Colorize option to your Windows Explorer context menu. The application is simple and easy to use. Just right click on the folder you want to colorize, and either choose from the default color options or access the Color circle and pick a custom color using your mouse. You follow the same easy steps to recolor a folder.

Folder Colorizer is a small, free program that makes it easy to jazz up your folders in just a few clicks. The application installs and uninstalls cleanly.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Crapware installer"

February 04, 2015

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.3.1

Pros

Absolutely none

Cons

Adds crapware, including a browser hijacker, regardless of whether you check or uncheck the options.
Total junkware that should be avoided.

Summary

Avoid this crap at all costs.

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2 stars

"Works, but ..."

February 21, 2014  |  By Tryumph

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.3.1

Pros

Installed on Windows 7, 64-bit:

--great idea and it did colorize all folders that I tried, but very slowly, and color didn't always show up until the window was redrawn.

Cons

--likeliest cause of frequent Windows Explorer crashes.

--definite cause of frequent Word 2007 crashes when trying to save Word files. (When troubleshooting Word crashes, MS suggests that add-ons are the frequent cause. While this is NOT a Word add-on, World evidently uses the Explorer process to navigate while saving, and since the colorized folders show up with their colors, I think Colorizer is the problem.) After removing Colorizer (which for some reason didn't show up in Revo Un-Install, although the Glary Utilities installer found it), Word IMMEDIATELY stopped crashing.

Summary

great idea but flawed execution. Might work better on older system software (e.g. Windows XP)?

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3 stars

"Slow & Doesn't Always Work"

October 07, 2013  |  By propchick

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.2

Pros

The custom color picker is great! You can even name your colors so you can keep track of project or customer color codes.

Cons

The install process is annoying. The program has stopped working five minutes after I downloaded it.

Summary

The file you download here at Cnet is not the program or even an installer for the program. It's a little program that pops open a new browser window (not necessarily the browser you're actually using) and takes you to a web page about Folder Colorizer. At the bottom of that web page is the link to download the actual program. The installation is quick.

The first time you try to use Folder Colorizer a box will pop up asking you to give them an email address to activate the program. DON'T uncheck the "send me spam" box. If you do, clicking Activate won't do anything. I was stalled on that for a few minutes before I tried rechecking the box. Wouldn't you know that the Activation went through on the first try after that?

The custom color function is brilliant, and I dearly love that you can rename the colors. That adds a whole new level of functionality when you can right click and bring up a list of colors that actually say things like, "New Project Purple" or "Customer Photo Pink". You'll always be able to remember what the colors actually mean!

Providing, of course, you can get the folders to turn color. I got exactly one folder to change color, and now the program isn't working anymore. I can right click and call up the Colorizer menu, but when I click on a color, nothing happens. My folders aren't changing color, even after closing and reopening the window. The custom color screen won't load at all anymore.

I'm really annoyed that the program has stopped working, because this could be a very brilliant program that would do so much for organizing my files.

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5 stars

"Works great"

May 27, 2013  |  By SteaknEggs

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.2

Pros

Simple install, and fun. I recommend making light colors to use.

Cons

Asks for an email to activate it. No problem, I gave an enemy's email. lol It went through.

Summary

Nice little program.

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1 stars

"Malware-heavy, crashes, blocked by anti-virus"

November 30, 2012  |  By eliosj

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.1

Pros

Reasonable interface

Cons

Bundled with tons of malware.
Sets off anti-virus.
Requires activation.
Crashes.
Crashes Explorer.
No recursive option.

Summary

Comes bundled with loads of malware. Gets blocked by antivirus. Then when you try to use it, it requires 'activation'. I'm not giving my email address to a malware peddler.

Also, it crashed Explorer the first time I selected it, and crashed itself the next two times. The 'editor' who reviewed it here must have seen a different piece of software to me, because the only safe thing to do with this is to delete it.

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4 stars

"This program makes colored folder and goes!"

April 02, 2012  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Folder Colorizer 1.0.2

Pros

It is easy, free.
Only one right clic on a folder choose color... and that's it.

Cons

No con at all.

Summary

For users who love colours.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
- OpenCandy (sometimes malware offers) annoying offers in the installation have been removed ;)
General
Publisher Softorino
Publisher web site http://softorino.com/
Release Date August 18, 2015
Date Added August 18, 2015
Version 1.4
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.14MB
File Name FolderColorizerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,270
Downloads Last Week 505
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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