Softpedia Editor's Review for Folder Icon Changer
Customize the default icons of any folder or drive
Written by Bogdan Popa on February 16th, 2012
In case you're looking for a quick way to change the icon of any folder on your system, Folder Icon Changer is one of the apps that promise to offer that to you and much more.
Folder Icon Changer was especially developed with this goal in mind, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it offers exactly the features users expect from this kind of app.
For example, the interface is far from the well-organized look we've imagined, showing not only advertisements, but also boasting some rather unprofessional looking buttons.
Folder Icon Changer can automatically extract icons from a file or search for icons in a specific directory, so all you need to do is to provide the path to either the file or the folder.
You can even save an icon separately on your system or save all found icons, which basically allows you to use them at a later date for different folders.
Changing the icon of a specific folder is easy as pie because you just need to input the path to the target folder, choose the new icon and hit the “Apply” button.
Obviously, Folder Icon Changer does the whole thing pretty fast and it takes just a few seconds to change the icon. It works okay on most Windows versions, but keep in mind that you need administrator privileges to pick a new icon for specific Windows 7 folders.
All in all, Folder Icon Changer does what it says but it urgently needs some updates, especially when it comes to the interface.
Folder Icon Changer description
Here are some key features of "Folder Icon Changer":
· Change folders' icons freely and quickly.
· Pretty and friendly interface. ( It is the style of Mac OS X )
· Search icons in files.
· Search icons in folders.
· Easy to use.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Add Google Adsense
· Fix some bugs
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime
· Creates desktop shortcuts for items unrelated to the program's functionality