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Blue Text On Windows Icons?


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#1 BuenoCabra

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:13 PM

Hola,
I've recently discovered that several of my Windows icons have blue text (instead of the normal black). It's just in Explorer windows, not my desktop. I can't seem to find a pattern; it just seems like random icons now have blue text. I thought maybe it was just files that haven't been accessed in a really long time, but some are blue that I know I've opened more recently than others that are normal.

I'm not sure how long it's been that way. Seems like I first noticed it a couple of weeks ago. It hasn't been incredibly long. I've had my computer since January (so, a little over 10 months), and I've never seen it before.

It's probably nothing serious, but I can't seem to find any info about it. Probably just a convenient feature Microsoft thought I should have, but forgot to tell me what the heck it is.

Please let me know if you have any info about it.

Thanks!

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:58 PM

Dunno if this is it or not - but blue is typically the color of compressed files on your system.
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:17 PM

Dunno if this is it or not - but blue is typically the color of compressed files on your system.


And I think there is a feature to compress hardly used files - that may have become enabled.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:18 PM

Do the folders look faded?
Normally hidden files, have blue text and are faded in appearance.
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:25 PM

Ack, sorry for the long delay in replying. I've moved and haven't gotten my Net connection set up yet. It's killing me!

Ah, yes. The compressed files thing would make sense, since I regularly Defrag and Cleanup. (They're not hidden, tg1911, but thanks anyway!) I also did a quick search and revealed the same explanation. It also says how to change that:

Tools-->Folder Options-->View Tab-->"Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color"

If it's checked, compressed files are blue and encrypted are green. Otherwise, it's all normal.

Glad that's a commonly known feature on XP. Wouldn't want anyone to get confused, would we? :thumbsup:

Thanks for your help, all!


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