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!
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.
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.
Yes please for windows!
Yes, please show how to do this in Windows!
I would love a Windows version or show me how to make it myself. you’re so creative.
Jacke Ridge says
Hi Emily. I would appreciate having a Windows version, please. This is so kind of you. Thanks, Jacke
I would love to see a windows version also
I would love a Windows version of the cute folders!!! So much more fun to look at !!!!
Elaine Crumpler says
Hi Emily, I would love to have the windows version please, they look so much better, thank you so much
Carol Wissenback says
I’d like the windows version too please!
Ami Smith says
Would love to have the windows version. Thanks!
Thanks for doing this Emily, Can you please send me the Windows 10 version
Jennifer Johnson says
I would love to have the Windows version too please
Jennifer Ross says
I would love to learn how to do this for Windows! Thank you Emily for sharing your creativity
Michelle J Clendening says
I would like the windows version please. Thank you.
Allison Van Paris says
Yeah, I have a Windows computer. I would love the Windows version or could you show me how to make it… Thank you.
Joyce Myers says
Emily, I would love a Windows version when you have a moment. Thanks, Joyce
Tonie D Lewis says
I would like it for windows. BTW You’re great.
Definitely need them for windows too, please.
Cherie Gibson says
Wow! These are totally awesome! Could you please do them for Windows? Thanks so much!
Cathy M Brule says
That would be great to have for Windows! It looks so neat and easy to find what you are looking for.
Peggy Lowery says
I would like the window version please.
Diana Thomas says
I want to change my windows folders. Color is where it’s at!!! Love it.
Staci Calderon says
I would LOVE to be able to do this in Windows!!! Would clean up my desktop and make my life a little brighter 🙂
Tanya Smith says
I would like to get information on how to get these icon folders for windows please.
Would love windows icon folders. They are so cute!
Things for windows & android, please!!!
BARBARA G MCNULTY says
I have windows!
I would love to have this on a windows computer Please
I would love to see the icons for Windows. I have been trying1 to put my download files in some kind of order and this would be great.
I would love the PC version please
Vicki Hartung says
I need the Windows version please
Deborah Haven says
Great idea. If you can, please show us how to do this on a windows computer.
Gene B Heard says
I would love to have these for my Windows laptop.
Marcy Mehlman says
This is so clever. I would love to learn how to do this for Windows.
Milagros Rodriguez says
Wow; what a change in my boring folders! Thank you very much!!!
I would like to make folders with others names, or change the names to the ones you made, or maybe duplicate it and change the names… how can I do that? Is it possible? Again, thank you.
Thank you so much! I have my projects in folders, but I always wished I could write on the folders or put a picture on them. I can’t wait to fix all of mine! I’m so excited!!
Billie Ray says
Please show how to do this on Windows. Thank you for always sharing and helping new crafters.
I would LOVE to have the pretty file folders for use in Windows. I have changed some of them to what is available but they are anything but pretty.
I agree, I have change my folders to keep them organized. Nothing that stands out, they are boring.
Great idea! Love to see the process for windows PC!
Karen Guise says
I would to see a windows version of these icons. They look amazing and really spice up the folders.
Janet K says
I would love to have the Windows version!
Joan F says
Yes, Yes, Yes please for a windows version!! Thanks
Yes, please I only have Window’s devices and have thousands of projects downloaded.
Amy McManaway says
I would love to get the Windows version!! I’ve been trying to organize all my stuff & I love this idea!!
Debbie Desjardins says
I would love how to do this on Windows. Thanks for all your help. Really appreciated by a new crafter.
Karen LaRiviere says
I would LOVE the Windows version
Janeen Bingham says
I would like the windows version please.
I would love the windows version please.
I would love to get a Windows version!
Michelle Cantrell says
I would love and appreciate the windows version!
Sandy Emme says
A Windows version would be fabulous! Your creations are so useful, like the tool and pen organizers.
Yes please, the Windows version would be great!
I would absolutely love to see a windows version for the folders please
Joanne K says
I would LOVE to be able to change the folders in Windows. Could you also tell us how to make our own for other parts of our life? PLEASE
Thank you for your generosity!
I would also like to have the Windows version/info of your organization file folders & tips! Thank you!
Kathy Laubon says
Would love the windows version also. You are great for taking this on!!
Looks like there are a lot of us wanting this idea of yours for windows.
Outstanding!! How can I change the name on the folder?
Emily I also would appreciate a Windows version. May I ask a question? would it work if I had more than one folder with the word SVG on it? i.e. Xmas SVG, Halloween SVG.
I would also like to have a windows version of the files to help me get organized.
Danetta R Harding says
I would love a Windows version if you could fit it in between other things. You do so much for us and I really appreciate it!
Yes, a windows version would be great!
Michelle Andrews says
I would love a Windows version of your cute folders.
karen mcmillan says
this is fun! I would love a windows copy! thanks so much
Annie H. says
I would absolutely ADORE a Windows version of this!
I would love to have it for Windows too. Thank you! Great Job!
Mary Brownell says
Yes, I would love to know how to make special files on Windows. Thank you!
I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing your windows version. Thank you in advance!
Mary Ellen says
good morning Emily I would very much appreciate it if you could show us how to make folders for windows thank you
Would love the windows version please
M Williams says
I can’t find this in Windows. Are you using a MAC?
Yes, it’s easy to do on a Mac. In Windows, I need to make a special file that’s an ICO file. That’s why I asked crafters to weigh in if they’d like it. I will be updating the post with the Windows version.
Evelyn E. Johnson says
Please, I need the Windows version. I have thousands of folders on my computer, but I’d like to have Standout ones for the special folders.
This is a great idea and I would love to know how to do this with a Windows version
Misty Johnson says
Windows version please~and thank you!!
Yes I would love the windows version. thank you
Kim Kurschardt says
I would love a windows version! Thanks,
Tracy Walters says
I would like a Windows version please.
Thank you so much!💗🤗💗
Margaret Bauer says
I would love to have a Windows version, please.
Allison R Van Paris says
I would love the Windows version please. Thank you.
Yes please for Windows
Yes, please. I would really love a Windows version.
Sharon Doll says
Hi Emily, This is a great idea. I would love to have the Windows version.
Kathleen Stewart says
I need the Windows version please.
cindy peace says
I would love to have the windows version. Thank you for sharing!
Would like a windows version , brighten up my laptop😀
Yes, please! Windows version would be awesome! Thank you!
Nikki Watts says
Can you PLEASE do one for Windows?!
Yes please for a Windows version. Is it possible to show how to custom label the new folder? Thank you for sharing.
I would love the windows version of these folders. Thanks so much.
Alyssa Calvagno says
Would love the windows version. Will it work with Windows 11? Thank you for all you do 1
Regina Byerly says
Love the Purple Folders!! I would love to learn how to do this in windows. That would be Awesome!! Thanks!!!
Regina Huttelmayer Byerly says
Oh Yes Please!!! I would love a Windows version 🙂
Wanda Walker says
Yes please a windows version
Corki Gillespie says
I’d love the Windows version
It’s there now.
OMG, this is brilliant, and so easy to apply. Thank you Emily.