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Folderico v3.7.2 New

billon on 10 Dec 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2007
  • Suggested by crownixx

Folderico allows you to change the default icon of any folder. It performs this feat by creating a desktop.ini file in the chosen folder that points to the desired icon (also automatically created) so that Windows Explorer will render the folder icon differently. Folderico does not need to be running for the new folder icon to be displayed, and the changes are sticky even when the hard disk or memory stick is plugged into another machine.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the zipped installer (XP version), unzip, then extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and [NSIS].nsi
  3. Create an empty file folderico.ini.
  4. Launch Folderico.exe
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donald on 2012-01-13 10:30

Just updated link from one pointing to a non portable version to the homepage of the application which hosts the last portable version 3.7.2 as the XP compatible version.

Midas on 2014-06-18 22:38

(According to Seems Folderico v4.0.0.12 RC12 is portable: ...

Another portable alternative is Cylog FolderIcons (

TP109 on 2018-12-10 08:53

No longer freeware. Homepage and download links for entry not valid. New home page

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Restoration v3.2.13

Midas on 13 Jun 2018

Restoration helps undelete files that were deleted accidentally. You can scan for all files that could be recovered, or filter the results by entering a search term or extension. By contrast, if the recoverable files need to stay deleted, the program can perform a secure wipe function to fully delete recoverable files.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Restoration.exe.
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dmg on 2010-11-05 23:19


On this site "stealth" generally means that when an app is run and exited correctly it leaves nothing behind beyond the record Windows makes for every app. Since this does not save any settings at all the only changes it makes will be related to any files you recover with it. Assuming these things, yes it can be considered stealth.

spicydog on 2011-02-05 11:01

Restoration 3.2.13 is simply a great program!!! HUGE thanks (Domo Arigato Gozaimasu) to Brian Kato for having developed it and for the portablefreeware friends who suggested it.

I especially like the capacity to restore entire folders... Feature that I really miss in other recovery applications!

Pity that it is not possible to maximize the GUI...

spicydog on 2011-02-06 14:43

With Restoration v3.2.13 I have noticed the following:

a. - If I recover data from a local disk = Always excellent results

b. - If I recover data from a USB external hard disk = Sometimes the recovery of a shift-deleted folder is pretty weird (i.e. inside the recovered folder I find also other files, which were previously deleted on that HDD but had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the folder I just recovered)

c. - If I recover data from a (4GB) USB thumbdrive = I get immediately the "Do you want to scan vacant clusters?" popup and whether I click Yes or No after a split second I get the (exact same) "No files were found." response.

Anybody else experienced any of the above (a - b - c)?


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