Prior to XP, a folder was yellow and that was it, case closed, unless you used a third party program to change the folder icons. Those days are over. XP has the ability to use different icons built right in via the context menu. Here's how:
- Open Windows Explorer (Ctrl + E), select a folder, right click and select Properties. The Property Sheet for the selected folder will open
- Select the Customize tab
You can change the type of folder to match the contents, select a picture for use in thumbnail view or change the folder icon that will appear in any view other than thumbnail.