Change the label/icon colour of a folder.

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Can you change the colour of a folder icon in OS X. Some of my users say they can do this via the cmd-i in OS 9.

They use different coloured folders to prioritise work.


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    Not natively, at least.
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    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Isnt it supposed to be coming in 10.3 or something?

    like a better version, more powerful?

    I remember there being a thread in the Mac OS X forum, do a search for labels in there
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    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    there is a hack or haxie from

    oh labels, how I miss thee
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    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Get some icons from <a href=","; target="_blank">,</a> e.g. those basic ones with different colors.

    In finder, choose the folder(s) you want to change. Click apple-i, choose the picture on it (preview);

    on an other window go and choose the apple-i from the color icon that you want (e.g. basic blue or red); apple-c (=copy) the image of it, apple-v (paste) it to the folder you want to have it.

    Repeat this with every folder you want to have a different color or icon.

    If you wanted some folders to have a different color from the default, this will do that.

    If you want to edit an icon ... need an icon editor.

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    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
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