How to organise your OneDrive folders with colour coding
A simple and effective way to make your files more accessible and manageable
If you’re anything like me, you probably have a lot of files and folders stored in your OneDrive account. You use them for work, personal projects, or just for fun. But sometimes, finding the right file or folder can be a hassle, especially if you have a lot of them with similar names or contents.
That’s why I want to share with you a simple and effective way to organise your OneDrive folders with colour coding. It’s a feature that OneDrive offers that can help you make your files more accessible and manageable. And it’s super easy to do. Let me show you how.
First, you need to log in to your OneDrive account and go to the folder you want to colour code. You can do this from any device, whether it’s your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Once you’re in the folder, you’ll see a list of files and subfolders. To change the colour of a folder, just right-click on it and select “Change colour”.
You’ll see a palette of 16 colours to choose from. Pick the one that suits your preference and click on it. Voila! Your folder is now colour-coded. You can repeat this process for any folder you want to customise.
Why colour code folders?
But why would you want to colour-code your folders? Well, there are many benefits to doing so. Here are some of them:
It makes your folders more visible and eye-catching. You can easily spot the folder you need among a sea of white icons.
It helps you categorise your folders by theme, project, priority, or any other criteria you want. For example, you can use red for urgent folders, green for completed folders, blue for work folders, and so on.
It boosts your productivity and efficiency. You can save time and energy by finding and accessing your files faster and easier.
It adds some fun and creativity to your OneDrive experience. You can express your personality and mood by choosing colours that match your style and preference.
As you can see, colour-coding your folders is a simple and effective way to organise your OneDrive files and folders. It can help you make your work and personal life easier and more enjoyable. If you like to see how things are done then I have a video tutorial for you on my YouTube channel here.
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