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Simple (?) problem getting Rainbow Folders to run

This program was recommended to me by an Expert here for a Windows 10 computer and it worked fine on that machine.

I have a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop that I use regularly and I installed Rainbow Folders on it to use. It worked fine for a couple of months. Now, the program appears to run, but after I choose a color to be assigned to a folder and close it out, it doesn't change the color (or graphic, which is also a choice).

I uninstalled and reinstalled and...same result. This strikes me as some simple issue that I'm overlooking, so I'll toss it to the experts to see what the (hopefully) simple answer is.
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did you make the installation 'as administrator' ? if yes, you might check whether the service they installed would work if started from an administrator account (you can add the credentials to the service with the services applet in the system settings), if yes, you would know that it is a security issue and have to decide whether you want the tool to run with admin rights or not. if they don't use a service but only a link, you could add 'run as admin' to that link.

as far as i have seen, the tool is from softonic company (en.softonic.com or ww.softonic.com). you may ask their support what to do.

Hello  RadioGeorge yes I remember offering you that tool, as it worked for a while then stopped could be your antivirus flagged it bad.
Windows 7  Aero>themes interfering.
Do you have any themes running?
I find using tools like this as they get old the antivirus software decided they are risky and may quarinteen them.
When you uninstalled it did you make sure there was no folders remaining in programfiles and registry
Which version do you have there is 2.05
I'll attach version 2.05 click on the URL to download it, put it inside a folder then rightclick and extract here,
Use to ensure previous is fully uninstalled.
Revo free uninstaller
revo free uninstaller
and ccleaner cleaner free version may cleanup any temp files asociated with this tool if it finds old keys temp files etc
RadioGeorgeOwner/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Good efforts, but this program is just a dud on this machine. Will try to find one that will work, even if it is not freeware. Thanks for the time, experts.
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Thankyou RadioGeorge.
Is this for windows 7
There is a web site DeviantArt.com where you can download folder colors and then change your folder icon
Snow Leopard Folder Colors
RadioGeorgeOwner/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the followup. I'm traveling right now but did look at the site. Is that really for Win 7? The language makes it seem (to me, anyway) like it's for Mac or some other system. But I will give it a try  when I can. This may seem way too simple a question, but is this something you download and use as software? It almost comes across and something you do online.
Hi RadioGeorge the 2nd link offers for windows, I was illustrating sorrry my mistake here's from the 2nd link browse on the right collection
Colored Windows 7 Live Icons
Color Folder Icons And PNGs MS<< as illistrated in my screenshot where to download
Use the download link on the right below that browse
it will appear at the bottom of your browser and in the downloads folder as either a zip or RAR put it inside a folder of that name and extract all or extract here
click downloadThen go to your folder right click it and customize change icon browse to your colored .ico folder for that name and select your choice and apply it is now that folder color
cuatomize folder 1purple selectedpurple folder changedThey may or may not be exavtly as you like but is simple be aware that some have png you need .ico for this method
10 dollars
https://www.folderico.com/ for this one
How to Change Folder Icon Color in Windows

I use a paid for tool from StarDock Object Dock
with the Icon Packager


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