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Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.  Why won't some icons change?

2.  Why can't I right click an icon to change with FolderMagic?

3.  Why do the icons I add to FolderMagic look fuzzy when I use them on my Desktop?

4I want to change a folder back to what it was originally; how do I do this? (or, I tried the trial and decided I do not want to keep it; how do I change my icons back?)

5.  How do I uninstall Folder Magic?

6.  Is FolderMagic compatible with all versions of Windows?

7.  Why do you say FolderMagic includes hundreds of icons? I only see a few.

8.  Why can't I drag icons from the web to add to FolderMagic?

 

 

 

 


Question 1: Why won't some icons change?
You can change the icon for almost System folders like Recycle Bin, My Computer, Documents, and so on. There are a few which cannot be changed however due to Windows restrictions. You cannot change the color of any System folder (like Recycle Bin, Computer, Pictures) since these are special System folders which must be represented by an icon.

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Question 2: Why can't I right click to change a folder in FolderMagic?

Note: Due to security changes in Windows 7, 8 and 10,you must open FolderMagic to make changes.

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Question 3:Why do the icons I add to FolderMagic look fuzzy when I use them on my Desktop?
 You should use multi-format/complex icons as they contain many sizes. See our tutorials page for more information about complex icons and creating your own FolderMagic collections.

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Question 4: I want to change a folder back to what it was originally; how do I do this? (or, I tried the trial and decided I do not want to keep it; how do I change my icons back?)

Open Folder Magic and browse to the folder you want to change back and choose restore to default.

If you are using a trial and don't plan to purchase the program, be sure you change any folders back to default before uninstalling if you don't want the new choices. In the same respect, if you do not change them back while using Trial, they will stay with the new icon/color even if you uninstall.

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Question 5: How do I uninstall FolderMagic?
Click Start, All Programs, find FolderMagic in the list and choose Uninstall. Or, click Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Find FolderMagic in the list and choose remove.


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Question #6: Is FolderMagic compatible with all versions of Windows?

Yes, from XP to Windows 10.

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Question #7: Why do you say FolderMagic includes hundreds of icons? I can only see a few.

You have to use the drop-down menu to select icons included with different collections that come with FolderMagic. See the image below:

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Question #8: Why can't I drag icons from the web to add to FolderMagic?

You cannot drag icons from the web into FolderMagic. Icons are files with an .ico extension which cannot be viewed directly in a Web browser. Icons sites show icons in .gif format which are not icons. The .gif format allows the Icon Web site to show you what the icons look like but you cannot use .gifs as icons. Icons must me in .ico format. Make sure you download the icons in .ico format

The only kind of icons that work well  are multi-format (or complex) icons. Multi-format icons are .ico files that contain several different sizes. This allows Windows to resize icons on your computer to larger or smaller sizes without distorting. If you notice icons that you've downloaded have fuzzy edges when you use them in FolderMagic to change the icons of folders on your computer, they probably are not multi-format icons. Most sites which sell or distribute icons will mention if they are multi-format icons. Multi-format icons are the only icons you can use that will resize without distorting. Keep this in mind when searching for or purchasing icons on the Web.

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