Freebie: Level Up Your Desktop With Custom Folder Icons

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Freebie: Level Up Your Desktop With Custom Folder Icons

We have an exciting free digital download for you! This is the first freebie we’ve released exclusively at Pose Planners and it’s yours for the taking. 

About Your Desktop...

We get it. Desktops are the least exciting thing about your shiny device. But it's because your desktop isn't getting enough love. 

Think of it.

Screenshots end up there, files go unorganized, things keep stacking, on top of other things. This uses up your storage space and can mess with the flow of your work and motivation to work.

What if you took some time and a little elbow grease to design your desktop in a way that makes you want to use it? Makes you want to organize.

It's time to get organized!

To help launch you with tools for success, we created these free labeled desktop folders to use on your Macbook or PC.

  1. Images To Edit
  2. February Content
  3. Collaborations
  4. Manifesting In Progress

Images to Edit

Drop all image files and folders for images you've shot and created that need to be edited.

February Content

Make sure nothing is missed and consolidate your planned content assets for the month in this folder.


Working with another brand or profile? Final files for your collaborations can go into this folder.

Manifesting In Progress

Think of this as your Desktop Vision Board. Whatever images you see online that apply to your goals, you're more than likely saving it but not organizing it into folders. This folder gives those files a home.

How To Set Up The Desktop Folders

Locate your device type below and follow the instructions to get started with your new, fabulous custom folders for your desktop!


  1. Download the files from this Dropbox Folder: CLICK HERE
  2. Locate the downloaded file you want to apply to your folder.
  3. Open the image file in Preview. Double-clicking should automatically open in Preview.
  4. Using your keyboard, press Command + A. This will select the file.
  5. Using your keyboard again, press Command + C which will copy the file.
  6. Go to your desktop (not through Finder) and right-click on the folder you want to customize. Create the folder if you have not already.
  7. Click “Get Info”.
  8. In the window that appears, click/select the folder thumbnail. 
  9. Using your keyboard, press Command + V to paste the copied image in place of the folder thumbnail that’s there. 
  10. Repeat these steps to apply to any other folders you want to customize.


  1. Download the files from this Dropbox Folder: CLICK HERE
  2. If you haven’t created the folders you want to customize on your desktop, go ahead and do that now.
  3. Right-click on the folder located on your desktop that you wish to customize.
  4. Select “Properties”.
  5. Toggle over to the “Customize” tab in the window that appears.
  6. At the bottom of that view, you’ll see a section called “Folder Icons”. Click on the button that says “Change Icon”.
  7. Click “Browse” and locate the custom icon you downloaded.
  8. The custom icon will be loaded into the library of images you’ll see in that window.
  9. Select it if it’s not selected already and click “OK”.
  10. Repeat these steps to apply to any other folders you want to customize.

Your new glorious desktop is just moments away from reaching its full form with these custom folder icons! After you get yours set up, we’d love to see your desktop! Post a story on Instagram tagging @poseplanners for a chance to be reposted. We can’t wait to see how you stylize your computer!

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