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Windows 98-changing folder colors

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How do I change the folder color in windows explorer?

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

Go to Start-Settings-folder options and check to see if it will give you what you are looking for

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by greg.scian In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

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by RMmcp In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

The easiest way is to use an icon customizing utility such as "Icon Customizer" (shareware) to change the icons that Windows uses. It will allow to change just about anything.
The hard way is to edit the registry to point Windows to a different "shell icon" for folders. This can get tricky because the registry list this entry in a few areas. I would stick to a utility to get it done right.

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by nkspirit In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

Best and safest method is to use one the shareware programs easily available for download. Anyfolder AFX or Microangelo will do the job nicely. If it's custom colors and program folders you're after as well, Microangelo would be your best bet.

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by BOUND4DOOM In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

You don't, leave them alone!!! Trust me your asking for problems. I know you are trying to do something for some reason you want your folders color coded, but don't do it. Leave your operating system alone. Everytime you add something like the sharewear or any cutsie little program like a cat on your desktop or a south park screen saver your just asking for trouble. Sorry if this seems rude but being a Sysadmin for years and seeing people install crap to change thier settings and then complain to me for the rest of thier lives about thier system being slow or illegal ops drives me nuts. To make thier system faster I go in and un install all that crap sometimes there is no choice but to completely reformat to get the remnants out of that program then they complain cause those programs are not there. People wonder why sysadmin get grumpy and then lock down security on user pc's so tight they can't even change thier wallpaper, well thats why. Windows Folder colors were not meant to be changed. You best off n

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by nkspirit In reply to Windows 98-changing folde ...

Before you go off on such a tear, maybe you should consider what the user is wanting to do. No one is suggesting a desktop cat or a wierd screensaver. Microangelo is a perfectly good application that gives users a personal touch to a device that some of them spend the best years of their lives on. If you don't know about about Microangelo, then don't assume anything. Moreso, don't criticize what you don't know about. Users aren't cut from cookie cutters, as much as you'd like to be the one cutting them out. Maybe if you didn't have such an attitude towards the "little people", they wouldn't react to you in a manner that makes you grumpy. I'm quite comfortable with several personalizer proggies, after I've checked them out, of course.
Further, giving your users a certain amount of "freedom" is good for personal and company rapport.

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