Dr. Folder

Dr. Folder 2.7

Replace standard folder icons with custom images
3.6  (5 votes) (See all)

Customize folder icons by accessing their settings and changing the standard images with custom files. Convert and optimize pictures in such formats as PNG, BMP, JPG, and GIF. Resize and cut the content, then generate ICO images to attach to selected folders.

After years of using the same Windows system, you may begin to feel the need to renew it somehow. Dr. Folder is a great application that allows you to do so by customizing your folder icons in a very easy and fast way. You can run the program both from the shortcut it installs on your desktop, or directly from the Windows contextual menu that appears when you right-click on the desired folder.

With Dr. Folder, you can change your folders' icons not only individually, but also in batches. You can create a folders list and then apply the new icon to it, you also have an option to apply the change even to sub-folders. You can make your customized folders what they call "distributable", which means that their new appearance will be kept even if you copy them to a pen drive, or to another computer. And another option you have is to select an icon and configure it as the new default folder icon, which allows you to change all your system folders' icons in one go.

Dr. Folder comes with nearly 150 eye-catching, ready-to-use icons which are grouped into categories such as Work, Colors, Stars, Letters, Numbers, Zodiac and others, but you can always add your own icons under the "User Icons" category. The program only accepts images in ICO format, but includes an additional tool that converts your PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF images into ICO ones with ease. Finally, the program's interface is available in 19 of the most popular languages of the world.

To sum it all up, if you are interested in turning your desktop into a more lively one by customizing your folders' appearance, Dr. Folder is nearly a perfect tool for you. However, you can use it for more serious purposes than the simple visual improvement, as you can also use it to categorize your folders by color codes, letters, numbers or importance/priority. Anyway, if for whatever reason your are not satisfied with the changes applied by the program, you can easily return to Windows' default folder icons at any moment, with just a couple of clicks.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary


  • Runs from Windows contextual menu
  • Changes folder icons in batches
  • Turns your customized folders distributable
  • Replaces Windows' default folder icon
  • Includes 150 categorized icons
  • Converts JPG, BMP, PNG and GIF images into ICO format


  • Supports ICO image files only for folder icons customization
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