Organize the many files you’ve downloaded from craft summits or craft bloggers with these pretty file folder icons.
These boring blue folders are all the same. Let’s fix that!
New folders have just been added!
Please go to the Free Files Folder here to download them.
Download these for Craft with Sarah’s Christmas Craft Countdown!
These folders are specifically to organize photos you’ve taken during the winter or holiday season.
How to change the folder icons on a Mac
Download the PNG folder icons I created. They are in the Free Files Folder – design #101 – File Folder Icons for Macs.
Double-click to open a PNG file in Preview.
Choose Edit > Copy or press the shortcut keys Command + C.
Right-click on the folder icon you want to change and choose “Get Info.”
Click on the folder icon.
Use the shortcut keys Command + V to paste the image into the icon image.
So much prettier, right? And easier to find because it sticks out from the rest of the standard folders.
Repeat the process for any folders you want to change.
How to change the folder icons on a Windows computer
It’s a little more complicated to create custom folders for Windows, because it only accepts images with the ICO file type for icons.
Due to very popular demand, I’ve created them for you though!
Download design #102 – File Folder Icons for Windows from the Free Files Folder.
Here we have the normal, boring Windows Folders.
Double-click the ZIP file you downloaded to open it.
Save the entire ICO Files folder somewhere on your computer. It doesn’t matter if it’s in your Documents, Downloads, or on your C: drive.
Now, navigate to the folder that you want to change the icon on.
Right-click and choose Properties. (Or use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Enter.)
Click on the Customize tab, then click on the Change Icon button.
Click on the Browse button.
Navigate to the location where you saved the ICO files.
Choose the icon you want to use.
Now, click the Apply button and then the OK button. (In my experience, if you just click OK, the image doesn’t update immediately. It changes after you close and re-open the folder.)
Done! So much prettier!
Repeat the process for each of the folders you want a new icon for.
I’ve had many requests for certain types of folders, but there’s no way I could create a custom folder for everything.
Instead, I created folders in 30 different colors so you can use your favorite shades.
These folder icons are designs # 101 RAINBOW – File Folder Icons for Macs and # 102 RAINBOW – File Folder Icons for Windows, in the Free Files Folder.
Want to make your own file folder icons?
If you use Canva, PhotoShop, or any other type of graphic design software, you can design your own folders!
I’d suggest taking one of my folder icons in a PNG format (download the rainbow file folders for Mac) and then adding your text or images to it.
Save that file as a PNG with a transparent background.
If you are using a Mac computer, it’s ready to be used!
If you are on a Windows machine, you need to convert the PNG file to an ICO file. I’m currently using Convertio – it’s a free website and you don’t have to create a log in.
It does have a daily limit… however, you can get around that by using it in “InCognito” or “InPrivate” mode.
Do you need projects to fill each of these folders now?
Click on a folder to be taken to those projects.
Don’t want to forget this?
Save it for later by pinning it on Pinterest.
Click the image below to Pin it.