What is icomancer?
icomancer is a folder icons composer for MicrosoftTM
Windows® operating systems. Its sole pourpose
is to help you to quickly identify specific folders among dozens to hundreds in your storage devices
by embodying a special, easy-to-see, nice-with-the-eye icon you craft in a composition
Some pieces of software allow you to assign pre-made icons to your folders, some of them with embedded
icons to mark them by content type or relevance. icomancer goes beyond that, allowing you to play with
appearance controls and get exactly what you want.
But color is not all that matters! you can use textures in your folders, imprint your own pictures,
embed add-on icons to set the folder content type and share your creations with our community!
The strength of icomancer relies on its content. As a free user, you get a basic content pack that will fit
your basic composition needs. You don't need to create an account in our community to get icomancer working,
just download and run.
But what is icomancer's content? well, everything!
- Folder templates to match your OS style or any theme assigned with a third-party
icon customization app (like
- Color palettes with variations and special effects.
- Texture packs to create opaque textured folders or translucent texture + color comps.
- Add-on icon packs to mark your folders by content type.
If you create a free account in our community, you'll be able to download content
created by other users and some special deliveries by our design team.
And it's free!
Yes, icomancer is not shareware. It's free for personal and commercial use for individuals and
small-sized companies. Medium to big companies are requested to buy a corporate license pack.
There's no limitation on functionality for free users.
The limitation is based on content: you'll not be able
to get premium content unless you purchase a standard license.
If you decide to support us and purchase a standard license, you'll get premium content
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Latest help & support forum entries go to the forum
- Important notice: we had a major issue with our server! 
“During the night of March 28, one of our server hard disks started to fail. Unfortunately, when the datacenter guys started to work on the issue, the backup disk came down.
We were close of losing almost all information...” view
- Something isn't allowing icomancer to touch the folder you wanted (reply) 
“Run it as administrator or whitelist it on your antivirus and try again. If the problem persists, it is because the folder is not being allowed to be touched by icomancer.
- Unhandled Exception Report 
“Hi. I tries to apply an icon to a drive and got this:
An application unhandled exception has raised:
System.ArgumentException: The given file path ends with a directory separator character.
Parameter name: file
- done (reply) 
“Please disconnect the new account and connect your previous account and let me know if it is ok :)
- app upgrade 
I downloaded and installed the app then I opened an account under my user name ,I then decided to purchase Icomancer and they sent me another user name and a different account number . I wish to use my original...” view
- That's related to permissions (reply) 
“Please run icomancer as administrator and try again. That error is related to something not allowing icomancer to touch a folder that is being protected by either the system or an antivirus.
- System.NotSupportedException 
“An application unhandled exception has raised:
System.NotSupportedException: The given path's format is not supported.
at System.Security.Util.StringExpressionSet.CanonicalizePath(String path, Boolean needFullPath)...” view
- Have you trief the "reset" mode? (reply) 
“Go to the program files menu and look for the "Reset settings" option. That may help.
If not... it may be an update or something you installed that is not allowing icomancer to run.
A screemshot could help...
- iconmancer won't open 
“I'm on a windows 7 (ultimate) 32-bit system and been using icomancer for several years. Today I tried launching it. It opens and quickly minimizes to the taskbar. I tried a clean reinstall and the same thing happened.
- Yes... it was a networking issue on our server :/ (reply) 
“It should be fine now.