Did you know you can make cooperative work in your company easier by assigning custom icons to shared network folders using FolderIco?
Here is a good idea: when many co-workers access the same folders, mark these folders with some glyphs to indicate the status of the corresponding projects: approved, pending, in progress, finished and so on. This way every collaborator will instantly know what's currently going on. Should we say this makes the entire team much more efficient?
Now, changing the icon of a shared folder using FolderIco is easy:
Right-click the folder and apply one of the available icons, or assign an icon from the library using the main window of the program.
Alternatively, you can create your own icon and assign it to the network folder to precisely depict the contents of the folder or the status of the shared project.
Requirements to set custom icon to the network folder:
Under Windows, the shared network folder must meet the following conditions:
On a Samba share (Unix implementation of SMB/network share protocol) you will also need these additional steps, because by default Samba do not store folder attributes.