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Author Topic: SOLVED: Create folder icon within folders INI  (Read 3577 times)
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« on: December 14, 2010, 08:21:54 AM »

First post here, by far not the first visit. Hope I'm doing this right and in the right place.

I'm looking for a Context Menu selection to create a new icon for the folder. It would copy a chosen icon to that folder, create a Desktop.Ini, then point the Ini to the copied icon within the folder.

My goal is to have an easy (lazy) way to embed the icon within the folder so that when I copy it to a thumb drive the icon stays with it.

I hope that explains it.

Thanks
Ed
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 08:39:37 AM »

Welcome, Fangas.  There are many programs out there that do (close to?) what you want.  Here's one I've used called iColorFolder:

http://icolorfolder.sourceforge.net/

Windows XP also provides a way to do this natively.  You can right-click the folder, choose Properties and use the Customize tab.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 09:44:29 AM »

Thanks for the welcome.

I just tried Icolor. it's not exactly what I'm looking for.

Every app. I've tried has had the .INI file point to an icon outside of the folder. I've used Folder Marker in the past but, again when it creates the Ini, it points to an external icon. I've been working around that by first pasting the icon I want, inside the folder I want to change, then using Folder Marker to create an Ini pointing to it.

It's just that, that's a lot of steps and I'm kinda lazy. Blame it on File Nanny. (An indispensable little tool for me)

Maybe an Ini won't even work.

Imagine a folder with a custom icon, I copy it to my flash drive, then I copy from the flash to another PC, I'm looking for that last copy to still show the custom icon. Instead of the generic.


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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 10:02:12 AM »

Fair enough; I'll see what I can do.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 10:09:28 AM »

Thanks,

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 05:59:26 AM »

SK,

I stumbled onto Folderico 3.7.2 for Windows XP and it appears to do what I want.

Thanks again for the help.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 07:11:34 AM »

Windows XP also provides a way to do this natively.  You can right-click the folder, choose Properties and use the Customize tab.

Along those lines if you put a folder.jpg file (usually a hidden file) in any folder it will show that pic on the folder in explorer (tile view works best for this). I used to do this in my music folder so the folders showed the album covers for quicker browsing. This still works in Vista/7 but not as well (but I still do it).
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 08:07:04 AM »

I stumbled onto Folderico 3.7.2 for Windows XP and it appears to do what I want.

Fantastic.  I'll move this thread.
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