Icon Any Folder is another great application that I discovered at Donation Coder which is small, lightweight but oh so useful. There are numerous applications out there that let you pick a new icon for a folder that you specify. Most of the time though those icons are not really related and none of these tools offers a way to automatically add related folder icons to your folders.
This program does. The idea is to search for icons inside the folder and use one of those as the folder icon from now on. The application scans the files inside each folder for possible icons and picks the first icon it finds in an executable file. The user only has to select a directory that he wants processed, everything else is done by the tool.
Changes can be reverted as well by simply changing the option to Undo Icons instead of Finding Icons. I tested Icon Any Folder on my test folder that contains about one hundred applications and it tool only a few seconds to process all folders within and change the icons.
Using Icon Any Folder could not be much easier. Just select a folder that you want to process and click on Start. Wait a few seconds until the folder is processed. To go back to the old folder icon structure select Undo Icons from the Mode menu, pick the same folder again and click on Start.
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