Folder Shortcuts make fast work of directory and network navigation. But each Shortcut has the same dull default icon.
Windows offers no relief in the form of colour coding, and it provides only a handful of alternative folder icons for remedying the situation.
The solution? Try 3DFolders, a freeware collection by Matt Jorde that contains icons for any type of folder, each rendered in seven different colours.
These handsome icons look best in 24-bit colour, but their distinctiveness and colour coding are equally effective if your system displays only 256 colours. You can find 3DFolders on the cover CD of PC World's May issue due out from April 21.