Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
How can I create a new kind of emblem?

Is there a way to add custom emblems to folders in Nautilus?

The emblems like Music, documents and the check mark on the Ubuntu One folder are very nice and I would like to add a few custom ones. For example, Audiobook.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by htorque, RolandiXor, Marco Ceppi May 12 '11 at 5:31

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

why did that not come up when I was asking the questions. Well at least I got my answer. – Andrew Redd May 11 '11 at 23:24
Note that in Gnome 3 this feature has been removed. See this question:… – Pisu Feb 20 '12 at 8:38
up vote 2 down vote accepted

In Nautilus go to Edit > Backgrounds and Emblems > Emblems > Add a New Emblem, type a name and choose an icon:

enter image description here

Close the window, then find and right-click the folder you want to add the new emblem to, and choose Properties. In the Emblems tab and select your new emblem:

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.