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3. Windows Explorer > 27. Customize Folder Icons and Balloon Text

Customize Folder Icons and Balloon Text

Make it easier to recognize specific folders and remember their contents by giving them their own pictures and identifying text.

All folders are not created equal; some are more important than others. Folders I use for writing books and articles or for storing digital music, for example, are more vital to me than folders that hold tax records from eight years ago.

So, I like to give myself visual clues when browsing my computer about what each folder holds and how important it is to me. I have so many folders on my hard disk that I can’t always immediately recall the purposes of some of them, so for some I also create balloon text that describes the purpose of the folder when I hover my mouse cursor over the folder.


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