I used to be able to color code each folder in Finder.
I know I can use tags in Mavericks, but is there a way to restore the ability to actually color code folders?
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2 solutions to color tag files:
Unlike colours, tags one not mutually exclusive. You can set multiple tags for one file.
This may explain why Finder no longer displays the colour like before.
Sadly, it will only display a maximum of three colours on the right of the filename. It looks like these three colours are the last three in the list.
You might be interested in downloading Folder Magic. It lets you easily assign colours to folders (which makes them very easy to differentiate).
As there doesn't appear to be a good solution to our problem, this allows you to use your coloured icons on the sidebar to help you locate folders visually by larger colored areas of the screen:
Interestingly enough, there are several Applications which can act as a finder replacement and which display the Folder Labels in 10.9 as well as the Background like in 10.8, 10.7 etc.:
So the feature is not completly gone, the 10.9-Finder just don't display it. Let's hope someone finds a Hack to get coloring back.
The folder magic app kind of works its a bit fussy as an extra step, but if you are using a set system or not changing it frequently it will work nicely. -- It is my dream that maybe someone will write an app that carries the "tag color" up into the "folder image" (two tags = two tone folder? etc?) for all the visual/spatial organizers out there.
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