01/02/2010 - Blogger.Iconshock

100 most creative folder icon sets

Personally, I think folder icons are the most useful of all the icon sets you can think of. Designing a good folder set requires special taste and inventivity, since they are so embedded in your operating system, and so continuously clicked, that a poor design can be obtrusive and disfigure your computer entirely. Contrary to the movie themed icon list I made last week, were the selection was difficult due to scarce sources, finding folder icons was like shooting fish in a barrel. (not that I ever shot a fish. Nor a barrel. In fact I haven't shot anything in my life outside Halo)

The difficult part was to debug the humongous quantity of low fi stuff. I think I saw almost 500 folder icon sets for three straight days to get down to a hundred, and if I didn't have a deadline, I would have probably continued this list to 200. I am really proud of this selection, being my longest top list so far, and really expect you readers out there to dig your icon hungry fangs in each set.

Rejoice, this is the longest list of this particular kind of icon sets on the whole web till date. (hope Smashing magazine isn't reading)

So, Without further ado... Enjoy!

1. Rise for Windows

Vincent Garnier

Rise_Folder
Click on the Image to download

2. Christmas Folder

Vincent Garnier

Christmas_Folder
Click on the Image to download

3. Avalon

Wil Nichols

Avalon_Folder
Click on the Image to download

4. H2O

Iconblock

H2o_Folder
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5. Eclipse

Iconblock

Eclipse_Folder
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6. Zero

Iconblock

Zero_Folder
Click on the Image to download

7. Somatic Rebirth

The Iconfactory

Somatic_Rebirth_Folder
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8. Legendoria

Teekatas Suwannakrua

Legendaria_Folder
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9. Whan Yen

Teekatas Suwannakrua

Whan_Yen_Folder
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10. Hoya Imperial

Teekatas Suwannakrua

Hoya_Imperial_Folder
Click on the Image to download

11. Harmonia Pastelis

Teekatas Suwannakrua

Harmonia_Pastelis_Folder
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This set is one of the most impressive, detailed, and artistic sets I’ve seen in my whole life. This girl’s work is very impressive and I would put her without hesitation inside the list of the 10 best icon artists on the web.

12. Aha Folder

Aha-Soft

Aha_Folder_Folder
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13. iComic

Fasticon

icomic_Folder
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14. Scrap

Deleket

Scrap_Folder
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15. Vista Boxes

tpdkdesign

Boxes_Folder
Click on the Image to download

16. Leomx

Studiomx

Leomx_Folder
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17. EZ Folders Aloha

GStudio

EZ_Folder
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18. EZ Folders Gray

GStudio

EZ_Gray_Folder
Click on the Image to download

19. Study

Fixicon

Study_Folder
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20. Dark Light Suite

Dimension of Deskmod

Dark_Light_Suite_Folder
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21. Adobe Cs3

Alejandro López

Adobecs3_Folder
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22. Micro

Alejandro López

Micro_Folder
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23. Dragon XP Folders

Miguel Angel

Dragon_XP_Folder
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24. Yeti Box

Luis Maldonado

Yetibox_Folder
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25. Application Vol. 1

Orhan Okay

Application_FoldersV1_Folder
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26. Application Vol. 2

Orhan Okay

Application_FoldersV2_Folder
Click on the Image to download

27. Sketchbook

Studiobenben

Sketchbook_Folder
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28. Aqua Candy 2

Susumu Yoshida

Aqua_Candy2_Folder
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29. World of Aqua

Dave Brasgalla

World_of_Aqua_Folder
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30. Elastic Folders

Hayden

Elastic_Folder
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31. Minum Calabi

Gruby Grub

Minum_Calabi_Folder
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32. 2k8

Icontoaster

2k8_Folder
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33. Leox Graphite Vol 2

Icontoaster

Leox_Graphite_Folder
Click on the Image to download

34. Icons 10 Complete

Icontoaster

Folders_10_Folder
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35. Flush

Luis Maldonado

Flush_Folder
Click on the Image to download

36. Jane

Jack Kronborg

Jane_Folder
Click on the Image to download

37. Warped

Bombia Design

Warped_Folder
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38. Pry System

Enhanced Labs

Pry_Folder
Click on the Image to download

39. Sweet Library

imacadam

Sweet_Library_Folder
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40. Made of Wood

Thrasos Varnava Graphics

Wood_Folder
Click on the Image to download

41. Classy Glassy

Amaus Design

Classy_Glassy_Folders
Click on the Image to download

42. Wiccan

Lilith Soul

Wiccan_Folder
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43. Leopard Aqua

Thrasos Varnava Graphics

Aqua_Folder
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44. Wii

Thrasos Varnava Graphics

Wii_Folder
Click on the Image to download

45. Slick

Thrasos Varnava Graphics

Slick_Folder
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46. Carlito’s TI Folders

Carlos Reyes

Carlitos_Ti_Folder
Click on the Image to download

47. MM Folders

Mikkel Madsen

MM_Folder
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48. MM Folders 4

Mikkel Madsen

MM_4_Folder
Click on the Image to download

49. High Tech Rave Up

Shteuf

Rave_Up_Folder
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50. Pratch’s Graphite

Pratch

Pratch_Folder
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51. Flaticons

Stamga

Flat_Folder
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52. Colorflow Flags

Michael Alltschekow

Flags_Folder
Click on the Image to download

53. Colorflow Apple

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_Apple_Folder
Click on the Image to download

54. Blue Leopard

Minimac

Blue_Leopard_Folder
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55. White Leopard

Minimac

White_Leopard_Folder
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56. DI Folder

Drew Maughan

DI_Folder
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57. Colorflow Cincinnati Bengals

Lora Ruffner

Cincinnati_Bengals_Folder
Click on the Image to download

58. Colorflow Art

Lora Ruffner

Colorflow_Art_Folder
Click on the Image to download

59. Briefcase

Jake Moore

Briefcase_Folder
Click on the Image to download

60. Befolders

Kellen Vandam

BeFolders_Folder
Click on the Image to download

61. Andy Warhol Folders

Matthew Bice

Warhol_Folder
Click on the Image to download

62. MM Snow

Mikkel Madsen

Snow_Folder
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63. MM Pink

Mikkel Madsen

Pink_Folder
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64. MM Folders 1

Mikkel Madsen

MM_1_Folder
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65. Colorflow Freemind

Michael Alltschekow

Free_mind_Folder
Click on the Image to download

66. Colorflow Auto insurance

Lora Ruffner

Auto_Insurance_Folder
Click on the Image to download

67. Manhole

Suki

Manhole_Folder
Click on the Image to download

68. C7 Jaguar

James A. Cukr

C7_Jaguar_Folder
Click on the Image to download

69. X File Drawers

Lar Matre

X_File_Folder
Click on the Image to download

70. Zen

Suki

Zen_Folder
Click on the Image to download

71. Colourflow Set 1

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Set1_Folder
Click on the Image to download

72. Colourflow Antivirus Set

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Antivirus_Folder
Click on the Image to download

73. Opacity

Thrasos Varnava Graphics

Opacity_Folder
Click on the Image to download

74. Leopard Variations

Hans Christian Løberg

Leopard_Variations_Folder
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75. Macintag

Igabapple

Macintag_Folder
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76. Leopard Custom

Toni

Leopard_Custom_Folder
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77. Colourflow Graphics

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Graphics_Folder
Click on the Image to download

78. Colourflow 3D Applications

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_3D_Folder
Click on the Image to download

79. Colourflow Torrents

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Torrents_Folder
Click on the Image to download

80. Colorflow 1.0

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_1_Folder
Click on the Image to download

81. Colorful

Matjaz

Colourful_Folder
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82. Tramont

Hans Christian Løberg

Tramont_Folder
Click on the Image to download

83. New Aqua

Hans Christian Løberg

New_Aqua_Folder
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84. Sapphire

Hans Christian Løberg

Sapphire_Folder
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85. Orion

Cocoia

Orion_Folder
Click on the Image to download

86. Sketch

Suki

Sketch_Folder
Click on the Image to download

87. Colourflow Media Set

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Mediaset_Folder
Click on the Image to download

88. Colourflow Operating System Set

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Os_Folder
Click on the Image to download

89. Camouflage

Maik Wirt

Camouflage_Folder
Click on the Image to download

90. Colorflow 3a Adobe

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_3a_Adobe_Folder
Click on the Image to download

91. Colourflow Internet Folders

Ben McCammon

Colourflow_Internet_Folder
Click on the Image to download

92. Folders Box

kcaudesign

Foldersbox_Folder
Click on the Image to download

93. Classic Folders

Bisio

Classic_Folder
Click on the Image to download

94. Colorflow 3b Adobe

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_Adobe_3b_Folder
Click on the Image to download

95. Colorflow Installer

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_Installer_Folder
Click on the Image to download

96. Colorflow 1b Folders

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_1b_Folders
Click on the Image to download

97. Colorflow Politics

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_Politics_Folder
Click on the Image to download

98. Colorflow 15e Extras

Michael Alltschekow

Colorflow_15e_Extras_Folder
Click on the Image to download

99. Folders RGB

Matjaz

RGB_Folder
Click on the Image to download

100. Download

Jorge Rhor

Download_Folder
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24 Responses to “100 most creative folder icon sets”

  1. JjayNo Gravatar
    June 19th

    grrr, third time my comment got deleted. I’m posting in new thread at iconshock – go read it there n give my email (listed here) to yoono (from twitter) plz.

    http://www.iconshock.com/vista_icons/blog-forum_detalle.php?id=14546&name=detalle

  2. SherwoodNo Gravatar
    June 19th

    Awesome G, What a great job collecting these folders for us, I’m with JJay though in hoping they are not all for the MAC. I have d/l’d a few and will check them out, If I can use them, I’ll come back for more 😉 I’ve missed a few articles and need to catch up and I’m not sure this will post…so what’s up with that? LOL I am also looking forward to the iconshock article you’re going to write, right? Keep up the good work G, It’s always a pleasure to see what you’ve been up to.

  3. Wow your collection of folder icons is simply amazing. How you have the time to find and organize this with all the renovations going on down there makes this weeks blog post that much more impressive. Thanks for taking the time to put together this great collection of folder icons. I look forward to your future posts to see just what next. Keep up the really great and entertaining work I really appreciate it.

  4. ZandorNo Gravatar
    June 19th

    Sorry that last post was made by me G.

  5. Blogger.IconshockNo Gravatar
    June 19th

    Zandor, man, anonymous or not, your words are always very nice and vital for the community. Thank you very much for your contribution on the forum, keep it up and I might have to split a percentage of my salary with you:) Wish you the best. Thank you very much.

  6. SophyChickNo Gravatar
    June 19th

    Wow hot icons, I can’t wait to download them all! Thanks for the contribution.

  7. Annie17No Gravatar
    June 19th

    Amazing gallery!!!

  8. Sven
    June 19th

    Just awesome G, I think there isn’t much more to say 😉

  9. MrDeeNo Gravatar
    June 21st

    http://www.foldermarker.com/folder-marker-home.php?

    is quite good at changing windows folders

  10. iconoclastNo Gravatar
    June 22nd

    Terrific folder collection, several “must have” designs! Thx, G!

  11. Blogger.IconshockNo Gravatar
    June 23rd

    Thank you very much Sven!! Very glad you liked it!

  12. Blogger.IconshockNo Gravatar
    June 23rd

    Iconoclast! long time no see. Which set was your favorite?

  13. CholitoNo Gravatar
    October 7th

    Cuando vi esto no lo podía creer! es la mejor lista de todo internet. He buscado por todos lados y no hay otra otra igual. Ni en Honkgiat ni en Smashing. De todo es tu apellido compadre Piñeros?

  14. Blogger.IconshockNo Gravatar
    October 8th

    Hey Cholo muchas gracias por tus comentarios! Soy Colombiano. Por tu URL y tu nick asumo que sos chileno verdad?

  15. Katia
    October 16th

    This list is huge! How did you find all these incredible icons? Thank you very much Iconshock!

  16. I think I’m going to last a century downloading and installing. Thanks!

  17. 100 folder sets! WTF?

  18. Peter Bjorn
    October 27th

    Excellent Icon sets. Beats Smashing Magazine lists!

  19. Veronica
    October 27th

    I just can’t keep with so many! Thanks!

  20. JohannaNo Gravatar
    November 2nd

    Love the Iconshock set.

  21. Love the Iconshock Folder set. One of the best featured!

  22. Sofia
    November 2nd

    Un saludo desde Bogotá! Genial esta lista de íconos. Voy a incluirlos en mi RSS. Donde queda la empresa?

  23. I found this article in twitter and you guys got me hooked right away! Massive collection of icons you got there my friends!

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