How to change folder colors on Mac (macOS)


Surely every Mac user is familiar with the situation when you need to highlight certain folders among others so that they are immediately evident and easier to find. For example, you are working with screenshots, and all screenshots are automatically sent to a separate folder.

The folder should always be at hand, so the best way to highlight it is to change its color (for example, to lilac). We will tell you how to do this below.

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How to change folder colors on Mac

1. Create a new folder.

2. Click on the new folder with the right mouse button and select “Properties”

How to change folder colors on Mac

3. Click on the folder image next to the folder name (at the very top left) and select “Edit”“Copy” (or press ⌘Cmd + C).

How to change folder colors on Mac

4. Open the app “View” and select “File”“New from clipboard” (or press ⌘Cmd + N).

How to change folder colors on Mac

5. A folder icon will open. On the top bar, click on “Tools” and select “Customize Color” (or press ⌥Option (Alt) + ⌘Cmd + C).

How to change folder colors on Mac

6. Move the sliders to obtain the desired color and shade. If the built-in color adjustment tool isn’t enough for you, try an app like Pixelmator or Affinity Photo.

7. After selecting the desired color, click on “Edit”“Choose all”… The image on the right should stand out (see screenshot below). You can select manually.

How to change folder color

8. Open “Edit”“Copy” (or press ⌘Cmd + C).

9. Return to the section “Properties”as in step 2 and select the folder icon.

How to change folder colors on Mac

10. Select “Edit”“Paste” (or press ⌘Cmd + V) to insert the icon of the colored folder, and the color of the pack itself will change.

How to change folder colors on Mac

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