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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

  • Create an account (reply) []
    “You can only create an account from icomancer's interface. Please check into the documentation: ”  view
  • Create an account []
    “ What should I do to create an Icomancer account? Thank you so much for your attention. ”  view
  • Thanks to UAC (reply) []
    “Thank you for the suggestions. I always do installs at elevated level as System Administrator. I will try the anti-virus disabling. I'm using McAfee. If that doesn't help, I will try disabling UAC to see if that makes...”  view
  • Thanks to UAC (reply) []
    “The imagemagick component used by icomancer is the shared DLL object, wich is surely being blocked by windows UAC. No matter if you're administrator, if you haven't used the registry hack to turn off UAC completely -and...”  view
  • icomancer won't start []
    “I installed icomancer today and when I try to start the program it will not start because it states that ImageMagick is not installed. Everything is run with administrator privileges on a Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel...”  view
  • Bug identified on startup of program (reply) []
    “That's a strange exception. Something didn't let icomancer start properly. Not sure if it was some Windows update or your antivirus. Have you tried running icomancer as administrator? If not, please do it. And whitelist...”  view
  • Bug identified on startup of program []
    “System.ObjectDisposedException: Cannot access a disposed object. Object name: 'frmSplashScreen'. at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateHandle() at System.Windows.Forms.Form.CreateHandle() at...”  view
  • Failed to change color of folder using a textures folder (reply) []
    “run icomancer as administrator, then windows will allow it to save its own files. ”  view
  • Failed to change color of folder using a textures folder []
    “An application unhandled exception has raised: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\ProgramData\LAVA SoftWorks\icomancer\tracking_database' is denied. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32...”  view
  • Could you please try again? (reply) []
    “Sorry for not getting back to you yesterday. I've fixed the issue on the server. Could you please try again? It should be fixed now... Please let me know if it worked or you still have the same issue. ”  view