Folder Color : Make Your Folder Icon in Nautilus and Nemo Colorful

Want to coloring your folder in nautilus or nemo file manager? here’s the simple way to make you folder have different color in nautilus and nemo file manager using folder color .

Folder Color is a nautilus file manager extension that allows user easily and fast to change the folder icon color to some predefined colors, the colors available are black, yellow, violet, blue, pink, orange, green, grey or red. With a small tweak, the extension also works with Nemo file manager.

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Folder Color in Nautilus File Manager

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Folder Color in Nemo File Manager

With Folder Color you can easily spotting a folder – for instance, and you can change some important folder icon color, you can also organize your documents folders with different colors, or may be organize your music folders with different colors for various artists and so on. folder color allow you to revert the folder icon to default color by selecting “Restore to Default”

Installing Folder Color In Ubuntu and Derivative

Folder Color is available in a PPA, that support for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04. Add the PPA folder color on your system with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install folder-color

After install folder color, restart nautilus file manager with the following command:

nautilus -q

To get folder color work on Nemo File Manager, run the following commands, it require sudo command:

sudo apt-get install python-nemo
sudo cp /usr/share/nautilus-python/extensions/folder-color.py /usr/share/nemo-python/extensions/
sudo sed -i 's/Nautilus/Nemo/g' /usr/share/nemo-python/extensions/folder-color.py

After running the command above you need to restart nemo file manager:

nemo -q

Below is video about how to install folder color in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 16.

Have fun with folder color apps :). Thanks

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