How to Colorize Windows 7 & 10 Folders with Rainbow Folders?

Microsoft has started support for the change of background color of the Logon screen starting from Windows 7. One can also utilize Login Screen Background Changer freeware to change the Logon background easily. Windows folder icon can also be changed easily in all editions of Windows without any third-party tool. There is a built-in feature to change the Windows folder icon. However, there is no default option to change the color of a folder.

How to change the Windows Folder Icon?

Step 1. To change the Windows folder icon, right-click on the folder and select properties.

Step 2. Click the Customize tab.
Step 3. Click the Change Icon… button.

Step 4. It will automatically open the system default icons folder.

Step 5. Select any icon you want to apply and click Apply and OK to change the effect.

As said above, there is no default option to change the color of a folder. Hence, we will take the help of a freeware tool that is called Rainbow Folders. Rainbow Folders is not only free but is effective too. According to the official website of Rainbow Folder, it is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2012, and Win 8. In our test, it is working with Windows 10 too.

How to Colorize Windows 7 & 10 Folders with Rainbow Folders?

Step 1. Download Rainbow Folders from its official website and install it on your computer.

Step 2. During the installation, make sure the Install system shell extension is checked.

Step 3. After installation, right-click on the folder for which you want to change the color.

Step 4. Select “Rainbow Folders” from the right-click menus.

Step 5. It will open the “Rainbow Folders” window.

Step 6. Select the color which you want to apply and click the Colorize button to apply the changes.

Step 7. Now, refresh the screen to change the effect.

If you want to color multiple folders at once, there is an option at the top to choose “Multiple select.” Rainbow Folders also allows rebuilding system icon cache quickly and easily, which can be found under options. It offers three types of folder styles: Classical, Typical, and Modern. To remove the color from a folder, select the folder and click “Extract Color,” it will set the default color of the folder.

Overall, Rainbow Folders is a convenient tool to customize the folder color. If you want to set a different color for different folders, you should have this one freeware.

You might also be interested in our guide on how to change Folder Icons in Windows 10/8/7/Vista?

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