How to Change Folder Color on mac Ventura, Monterey in 2022

Last Updated on Oct 19, 2022

Truly, Mac is an intelligent and fastest OS than others. We have Secure and Customized Mac OS for All Mac users. If you have got a problem organizing the same color folder file on your Mac? Then create a different look by following these articles. Put your important file in a single folder, after that you should require to change folder color in Mac and to make it handy so, you can easily handle it. Even, your focus will become at a glance on that specific folder. If you want to specialize in categorized folder color, then you can keep an emergency or more useful file folder in red color, less important is the color in green, and keep others are in blue color.

Here are the two ways to vary your Mac folder color. So, let’s beneath and took steps to change the folder color on your Apple laptop and desktop.

Change Folder Color On Mac Using Shortcuts

Quickly Using Shortcuts
Easy to change folder colors after one is colored (Steps 1 to 8) = “get info” (command + i) on colored folder & copy icon at top left (command + c), then “get info” (command + i) on folder to be colored & paste onto icon at top left (command + v) = color transfers :)

How to Change the Folder Color On Mac

I hope this will work with all Apple’s Silicon M1-series, M1 Pro (MacBook Pro), M1 Max (MacBook Pro & Mac Studio), M1 ultra (Mac Studio), M2 chip of 2022 (MacBook Pro & MacBook Air) Or Intel chip Mac computer.

Update/Set Folder Color, Saturation using Color Picker Tools

1→ Right-click on Folder which that want to change folder color on MacBook, Mac. and then click on “Get Info”. or (Command + i)

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get-info-details-for-finder-folder-on-mac

2→ Then you can appear folder info in a popup.

Select on the folder’s icon (not preview) inside of the folder info pop up then go Edit Menu >> select Copy or (Command + C).

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copy-the-folder-icon

3→ Type and Open “Preview” in Spotlight Search after that, you can see a folder window for the preview.

open-preview-on-mac
open-preview-on-mac

Now, Click on File Menu >> select New from Clipboard.

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past-the-folder-icon

4→ Select the Folder icon from the left side of the panel and In the Preview menu bar, Tools >> select Adjust Color …

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select-folder-icon-and-change-color

>> you can see the color picker, choose the color from the color picker that you want.

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change-color-of-finder-icon

5→ Close color picker tools and Go, Edit menu, and choose to Select all options.

6→ After that again in Edit >> choose Copy option and Minimize Preview window.

copy-the-colored-finder-icon
copy-the-colored-finder-icon

7→ Again move on the folder info popup (Command + i), and click on folder’s icon (not preview) inside of the folder info pop up then go Edit Menu >> select Paste.

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select-and-paste-folder-color

8→ New Colors will be applied to your Folder. Repeat the same process to apply color to another folder on Mac.

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folder-color-is-applied-on-mac

9→ That’s it.

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copy-folder-color-style-and-paste-it-one-by-one

Unable to Make Color Folder: Restart your Mac and Try Again.

Video Tutorial on How to Change Folder Color on macOS X Big Sur, Catalina, and Earlier

If you are a bit confused about how to change folder color on Mac and didn’t understand the above tutorial, then here’s the video tutorial for you.

Change Folder Background Mac

Make the folder background unique and colorful with a Solid color, Default White, or Picture. Follow the below steps to change the Inside user-created folder background on Mac.

1→ Open Folder on Mac > Right-click on Blank space.

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2→ Select “Show View Options” and Go to the Backgroud section. and Select Color radiobox.

Pickup color from the color picker and also find an option for a set picture as a folder backgroud.

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That’s it.

Alternate Ways to Change Folder Color on macOS Mavericks

If you are a Mavericks user, then these are the best alternative methods that let you change folder color within a minute. Learn how to change folder color on macOS Mavericks.

The 1st way for Mavericks

  • First, choose the folder, which you want to change its color.
  • Click, on ‘’File’’ from the Topside of the Menu. You can see it on the right side of the Finder menu.
  • Now, in the File menu drop-down and select the ‘’Label’’ option at the bottom of the list. There you can get three different colors likewise, Red, Green, and Blue. Select one of them after that, you can look at the different colors of the select Folder.
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give-tag-to-folder-on-mac

The 2nd way for Mavericks

  • Right-click on the select folder and one menu will pop up on your screen. From them select the ‘’label’’ menu option and choose one color from given all. Using this way you can do fast.
How to change the folder color in Mac
How to change the folder color in Mac

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  1. easy to change folder colors after one is colored = “get info” (command + i) on colored folder & copy icon at top left (command + c), then “get info” (command + i) on folder to be colored & paste onto icon at top left (command + v) = color transfers :)

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