Folder Color – Change Folder Color on Ubuntu Unity, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Linux Mint Cinnamon

Folder Color is a free open source Linux app. Using this app you can change the color of folders quickly using a simple right-click menu. You can also change the color for multiple folders at the same time. It is available for Nautilus, Nemo or Caja File Browsers. Currently it is compatible with Humanity, Papirus, Numix, Vibrancy Colors, Vivacious Colors themes.It is released under license GPL 3 licence.

Install Folder Color on Ubuntu Unity and GNOME Destop [Nautilus file browser]

To install the latest version of Folder Color on Ubuntu Ubuntu Unity and GNOME Destop, open your terminal app and run the below code to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color

Then type your ubuntu password when asked and press the enter key confirm the PPA installation.Then type the below command in terminal and press the enter key.

sudo apt-get update

Then rexecute the below command in terminal to install the latest version of folder color on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install folder-color

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation.After the successful installation of Folder color restart your ubuntu.

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Press Alt+F2 key and type the below command and press enter key. This will restart Nautilus.

nautilus -q

After that right click on any folder and select the Folder’s Color menu option and select your favorite color. That’s it.

Install Folder Color on Ubuntu MATE Destop [Caja File browser]

Open terminal and run all codes one by one.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install folder-color-caja
caja -q

if you get any error just run the below command first and then try.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
caja -q

Install Folder Color on Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop [Nemo File browser]

Open terminal and run all codes one by one.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install folder-color-nemo
nemo -q

if you get any error just run the below command first and then try.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1.0
nemo -q

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