Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:53 PM
I appreciate Enthusiast's concern for the welfare of my computer and for his valuable help in the past, but, first, my question as to why the folder/file names are blue or green was not answered, and second, I run a number of games, i.e., Flight Simulator 2004, that require access to otherwise hidden files to alter configurations and manage scenery, airport, aircraft, texture, etc., addons. So the suggestion to hide those files is not practical for me, I do take great care (backups) in opening and altering them however. Third, Enthusiast implied that only hidden files have blue or green names. It's true that the files I cited are normally hidden, however, "Local Disk ©:" has a blue name and I don't believe it is hidden under the default settings.
Perhaps this is a hint: "Local Disk ©:" and most other blue named folders/files I have found appear to contain files that are not on/no longer on the disk. They have been moved to an external drive or are otherwise no longer present/not present in their entirety at the specified location on the C drive. I don't know if this is correct or even what it means if it is correct, and I still don't have any clue about the green named folders/files.
My original question "Why are some folders/files named in blue or green?" has yet to be answered. I remain curious. Doesn't anyone else have blue or green named files/folders and know why they are that way? BTW, this is a new system, XP MCE sp2, directly from Dell 2 months ago. Fle system is somewhat altered from OEM since then, but blue/green file names appeared, or I noticed them, not long after first startup.
Thanks for a prompt response.