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    appleXcore's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2006
    Folder color
    can i change the color of the folders from blue to something else?
    2011 MacBook and
    Windows 8.1
    8 Core AMD FX-8320
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    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2006
    2.0 macbook
    well you can right click and change the background of the text. Beyond that I dont know.

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    Oct 02, 2006
    tampa bay, FL
    leopard macbook pro 17" | ipod touch
    Quote Originally Posted by appleXcore
    can i change the color of the folders from blue to something else?

    If you use the program CandyBar you can customize all your icons.

    If you want to change an individual folder's icon, you must first download some .icns (pictures in icon format) then do these steps to change them.
    1. bring up the info for both the folder and the icon you want to change to. You do this by highlighting the folder and the icon and hitting apple-i, or rightclick > get info
    2. select the little picture in the top left of the icon's info (when selected it will be outlined in blue). Hit the key command for copy (apple-c).
    3. now select the little blue folder pic in your folder's info. paste the icon you copied onto it (apple-v) and it will change the folder's icon

    you can find tons of mac .icns at interfacelift

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    May 09, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    24" iMac 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM 320GB HD, 15" Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz 4GB RAM 320 GB HDD
    Thank you Cherry, great tip

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    Member Since
    Sep 14, 2010
    Exclamation changing folder colours
    Don't pay for software to do this (unless you want to really jazz your desktop appearances up I guess) it's pretty simple to do it manually once you know how.
    This video explains:
    YouTube - Mac Tip: Color Folders

    or search TechTalkGuy and scan through his mac uploads.

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