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Old 17-09-18, 12:34
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I want to change the colour of folders on my desktop. I have tried both Colorize and Rainbow Folders. My problem is that neither is willing to change any shortcut folders, such as those for Documents. A Rainbow Folders screen appears when I right-click Documents, but choosing a colour from it doesn't work. Colorize refuses to produce anything at all on the right-click screen. Does anyone know of a way around this?
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Old 17-09-18, 13:26
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What version of Windows are you using?

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Old 17-09-18, 14:12
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Windows 10
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Old 17-09-18, 16:45
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Folder Marker is a program which I use on one* of our PCs:

Change folder icon or color to make a search for important information a "one-glance" affair!

The above link is to the free version, but there are also extra features which you can pay for. This is the page, with a short video tutorial, which you get just after you've installed Folder Marker Free:

Change folder icon or color by one mouse click. Mark folders!

*2 now!
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Old 17-09-18, 17:21
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You cannot change the folder heading colour on Win 10. You have tried Colourize which most advise, but that obviously isn't working out for you. Unless one of the others suggested here works I think you are out of luck.

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Old 17-09-18, 17:31
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I don't know if Folder Marker will do what you want Minnehaha, but the System Requirements show
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Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10.
x32 or x64 editions
I suppose the only way to find out if it's suitable for your needs is to try it!
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Old 17-09-18, 18:40
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Thanks for all the suggestions. There is no free option for Folder Marker that I can see, Madeline - unless I've missed something?
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Old 17-09-18, 19:42
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Try Folder Painter.
You can download from here:

https://www.sordum.org/10124/folder-painter-v1-0/

or here:

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System...-Painter.shtml

It works on shortcuts as well as the main folder. The folder where the location of the actual folder resides will need to be refreshed/reloaded before the change shows.
Using the F5 key is a quick way to do this as well as right clicking an empty space and opting to refresh.
See the YouTube video below.
I have already downloaded the file and extracted the contents.
I have used a Documents shortcut in my example, but again, it works on the main folder also.

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Old 17-09-18, 20:46
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Thanks for all the suggestions. There is no free option for Folder Marker that I can see, Madeline - unless I've missed something?
Try this site http://foldermarker.com/en/folder-marker-free/

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Old 17-09-18, 21:16
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Thanks for all the suggestions. There is no free option for Folder Marker that I can see, Madeline - unless I've missed something?
I think you must have! The title of the page in my first linkand in DavidNewton's link is this

"Spruce up your folders with Folder Marker Free"

On that page, it also says
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A freeware add-on for Windows lets you mark folders with color-coded icons to make a search for important information a "one-glance" affair.
The green Download button at the side of the page gives you the free version and where it says "Get paid version for FREE now", you have to give your contact info, but I didn't go for that one. I expect the currently free, but previously paid-for, version has more features.
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