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Can we change the color in folders?

Can we change the color in folders?

Scott N.15
Collaborator | Level 9

Can Dropbox add the ability to change the color of folders? I use this feature in Google Drive and it is very handy. Also the ability to add and search tags would be very helpful.

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Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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Anne_with_an_E
New member | Level 2

It would be so much easier if we could change the folder icon or at least - the colour.

Michael G.109
New member | Level 2

When oh when oh when will Dropbox finally allow it users to create CUSTOM ICONS for our myriad folders?
Is this truly an impossibility?

 

I use DropBox daily and have four primary folders that I share with my work 175 miles away. Having them always look exactly the same in the MacOSX Dock is truly annoying: a big blue folder with "people" (or a loaf of bread?) on it. Yuck. Everyone is always stumbling through them and putting things in the wrong one when someone changes the order of how the appear (by accident, always) and doesn't bother to differentiate.


I want to have one with an icon for TOM and one with a different icon and color for MIKE and one for CINDY and one for MR. MAGOO.
Sure, the name shows up when I hover over it, but I want the ICON that represents the person.

 

Why oh Why oh Why can't DropBox make this happen already?!?!?! 

Are some things simply too complicated, even for brilliant minds??

Alexandralane
Helpful | Level 5

I am one who needs to see labels visually and clearly with colors, Google Drive offers this feature to color coat/label folders. Can Drop Box? Anyone else like highlighting and color organizing? Help me up vote this idea!

Alexandralane
Helpful | Level 5

It seems quite a few people have recommended this feature over the last 5+ years but it’s not gotten more traction. I didn’t see the old requests from prior years until after I put in a new request (5.19.21) of my own. I can’t even find my idea listed for others to see it... hmm.

NLMK
New member | Level 2

Yes please! Colors would be very helpful!

JimL from HB
Explorer | Level 4

Yes, yes, and yes to being able to custom-color file folders!  This would be a huge usability gain for DropBox.

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
Filip H
Helpful | Level 6

Can you add the ability to change the color of folders? I used this feature in Google Drive and it was really handy and visually much clearer. Thank you!

Denise D.
New member | Level 2
It would be incredibly helpful if Dropbox were to introduce an option to colour code folders; it makes categorising, and locating a folder, much quicker and easier!
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