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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 window.

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!

Content matters

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 Stardock's IconPackager).
  • 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 created specifically for our VIPs. Wanna check it? take a sneak peek now

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Latest help & support forum entries go to the forum

  • Regarding my last post (reply) []
    “I fixed the imagemagick download URLS (mistyped downloads with an m) so you'll get them fine. Remember that you have to install the OLE control (last option in the dialog). PD: I haven't updated imagemagick to the...”  view
  • Regarding my last post (reply) []
    “I fixed the imagemagick download URLS (mistyped downloads with an m) so you'll get them fine. Remember that you have to install the OLE control (last option in the dialog). PD: I haven't updated imagemagick to the...”  view
  • I'm pretty sure UAC is the problem (reply) []
    “You see, I've been using icomancer all along from Win7 to Win10 and never encountered an issue AT ALL because I've always disabled UAC. On win7 from the control panel and on Win8+ using a registry hack. Side story: I...”  view
  • problem with installing Iconmancer after Win 7 reinstall (reply) []
    “I've been using Iconmancer for years and love it. Although it's buggy. Here is my latest issue : I bought a new SSD and clean installed Windows 7 / Windows 10 (both x64) in dual boot. As usual one of the first programs...”  view
  • problem with installing Iconmancer after Win 7 reinstall []
    “I've been using Iconmancer for years and love it. Although it's buggy. Here is my latest issue : I bought a new SSD and clean installed Windows 7 / Windows 10 (both x64) in dual boot. As usual one of the first programs...”  view
  • Unexpected Error - Posting Message (reply) []
    “I've released a hotfix for that issue. Plsease take a look here: http://www.lavasoftworks.com/icomancer/forum/index.php?id=352 ”  view
  • HotFix [Rev.108] for icomancer 1.3.5 is available []
    “We've added a couple exception handlers for issues commonly found in systems with a high UAC level and/or kicky antiviruses: When "Onscreen Settings.xml" couldn't be written. When any of the databases...”  view
  • Unexpected Error - Posting Message []
    “An application unhandled exception has raised: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\ProgramData\LAVA SoftWorks\icomancer\Onscreen Settings.xml' is denied. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32...”  view
  • Windows UAC or your antivirus is the problem (reply) []
    “Either your User Account Control is too high or your antivirus is preventing icomancer from saving its own settings. You need to either run icomancer as administrator or whitelist it on your security program. ”  view
  • error []
    “An application unhandled exception has raised: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\ProgramData\LAVA SoftWorks\icomancer\Onscreen Settings.xml' is denied. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32...”  view