How To Colorize Folder Icons On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Folder Color is a nice app that enables the users to easily color their folder icons, created at first with Nautilus (the default file manager used on Unity and GNOME DEs) support only.

The latest version available is Folder Color 0.0.45, which comes with support for Caja (Mate’s file manager) and Nemo (Cinnamon’s file manager).

how to install Folder Color 0.0.45 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

In this article I will show you how to install Folder Color 0.0.45 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and other Ubuntu derivative systems using Nautilus, Nemo or Caja as the default file manager.

Follow the instructions for your system’s file manager exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Folder Color 0.0.45 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, using the Nautilus file manager:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:costales/folder-color
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install folder-color
$ nautilus -q

How to install Folder Color 0.0.45 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, using the Nemo file manager:

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

How to install Folder Color 0.0.45 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, using the Caja file manager:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:costales/folder-color
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install folder-color-caja
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/Caja-2.0.typelib
$ caja -q

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

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

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