Here a simple but effective solution!
Why should I do this?
- If you arrange your program shortcuts into folders, than your program menu will open much faster.
- And If you make some custom icons for the folders, you can navigate better because of the individual look of every folder.
It looks like:
Here is what you have to do to set a folder icon:
create a new file (doesnt matter what type) in the folder you want to have an icon, rename it to "icon.lnk" goto properties of this file and type a path to a DLL-file wich contains icons or an EXE-file with a special number behind it, here an example:
to set an icon for a shortcut-file... (*.LNK)
...,add the following right after the shortcutpath: ?[DLL-PATH],[CODE]
Here are some Icon Codes for some system DLLs:
SKMVicon.dll (download this DLL at the end of this post)
TomCrossBowIcon.dll (download this DLL at the end of this post)
If you like the icon customize idea you will love this:
Nice looking Realize icon menu with TF3D, last unsolvable (?) step left!!!
Bigger icons in the program tab
If you like it I will post more...