How to Change Folder Color on Ubuntu Using Folder Color Tool

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 license.

Folder Color

How to Install Folder Color on UbuntuĀ  [Nautilus File Browser]

To install the latest version of Folder Color on Ubuntu, 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 update

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

sudo apt install folder-color

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation.After the successful installation of Folder color, press Alt+F2 key and type the below command and press enter key.

nautilus -q

This will restart Nautilus.

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After that right click on any folder and select the Folder’s Color menu option.

Folder Color - Select Color Option

and select your favorite color.

Folder Color - Select Color

That’s it.

Folder Color change

Install Folder Color on Ubuntu MATE Desktop [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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