Color your Windows folders with Folder Colorizer

Sometimes it does become rather difficult trying to search out an oft-accessed folder, especially if there are many folders in that mother folder. This is where software like Folder Colorizer for Windows 10/8/7 can help you.

Folder Colorizer is a freeware for Windows 10/8/7 that lets you color your Windows File Explorer folder color and change it from the default cream color. Using this application, you can assign any color to your frequently accessed folders.

Color Windows folders


No longer will you have to run your eyes over many folders to access your favorite folder! Having a different color will make the folder stand out so that you can open it quickly.

How to change folder color in Windows

During installation, the freeware will ask your permission to allow it to use your CPU for some charitable purpose.

folder colorizer

If you are fine with that, you can proceed.  But if you opt out of it and you uncheck the Terms check box, the Agree button will be disabled, and you will not be able to proceed. The only option you will have is to exit the installation.

The other option is to click on the Skip and ignore saving others link on the left side of the action buttons. Once you do this, the installation will continue, without installing the 3rd party offer. So use this option to avoid installing 3rd-party offers.

Anyway, once the installation is over, you will see an option in your folder context menu that lets you choose the color for the folder.

how to change folder color in windows

To color a folder icon, right-click on it, select Colorize and then the color you want.

The option to Restore the original color is also present.

Clicking on Colors… will open the program UI that also offers a Color Editor that even supports your own colors, labels, and works seamlessly with all recent version of Windows.

My Kaspersky threw up a warning saying that C:\Program Files\Utilities\rmx_oc.dll is ‘a legitimate program that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data’. Since I was testing the program, I decided to ignore the warning.

I then took a look at this folder. It seems that the installation creates an additional folder – C:\Program Files\Utilities. But after uninstalling the program, I found that the C:\Program Files\Utilities folder still remained and I had to manually delete this folder.

Folder Colorizer free download

You can download Folder Colorizer 2 from its official download page. [UPDATE: It is no longer freeware]. More free software to change Folder colors here.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.