Tools - Settings - View - File/folder list -
Tab Item color


Under "Tools → Settings → View → File/folder list" in the tab "Item color" the color for various items (files and folders) can be defined, depending on file attribute and date modified or on file type.



Color by attributes and date modified

Font colors of files and folders can be defined according to their attributes and/or their date modified.

The assignment list offers the followings functions (buttons):

  •        delete the highlighted row
  •        assign a font color to the highlighted row
  •        move the highlighted row up
  •        move the highlighted row down
  •        Repeated clicking of this button changes the background color of the list,
           to test the readability of the set font color with this background color


The list of attributes is analyzed from the top down. The font color assigned to the topmost matching attribute is used.

Example:

If "Read only" is listed before "Compressed", the font color assigned to "Read only" is used for a file that has both the attributes "Read only" and "Compressed".

Color by attributes has priority over color by file type.


Select attributes dialog



  • Attributes
    • Directory
      If Directory is checked, the font color is assigned to folders only. Files and folders if its not checked.
    • Attributes "Read only", "System", "Compressed", "Hidden", "Encrypted"
      The font color is assigned to item with all checked attributes.
  • Date modified - not older than
    This option allows to assign only items with a date modified, not older than. Example: not older than 14 days.
    • Input field time value: the "Time value" can be entered or increased or decreased by clicking the buttons .
    • Selection field time unit: offered units: Second(s) - Minute(s) - Hour(s) Day(s) Month(s) - Year(s)
    • Only for files: if this option is checked, the date modified is only considered for files not for folders

Color by file type

In this list font colors may be assigned to groups of files and folders according to their names and types. The group criteria can be selected after clicking on button. These groups can be defined by the following criteria:

  • By file extensions
    Example: For "*.txt;*.doc", all files with these extensions are displayed with the font color assigned to that row.
  • By folder filters
    Example: For the filter "*foto*;programs", all folders whose names contain the string "foto", or the folder "programs", are displayed with the font color assigned to that row.
  • By predefined filters
    After choosing a predefined filter (defined under the menu item "Folder → Filter → Set filter → Define Filter"), all files that meet the filter condition are displayed with the font color assigned to that row.

The following buttons are available for the assignment of font colors to groups:

  • :        add new row - one of the above listed three criteria can be selected
  • :        edit the contents in the highlighted row - within the criteria
  • :        delete the highlighted row
  •        assign the font color to the highlighted row
  •        move the highlighted row up
  •        move the highlighted row down
  •        Repeated clicking of this button changes the background color of the list,
           to test the readability of the set font color with this background color


The list of groups is analyzed from the top down. The font color assigned to the topmost matching group is used.

Color by attributes has priority over color by file type.