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Old 05-16-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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for some strange reason random folder names have turned blue instead of the default black. such as local disk c: and documents and settings. seems to only be a couple. I've tried changing the font colour in display to another colour and back with no luck, still blue, why why why!!?

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Hi there....

the blue text on folders usually means that the contents have been compressed. To check this, right click on one of the folders and then select Properties. Click the Advanced button on the General tab. Under the Compress or Encrypt attributes section, look for a check in the Compress contents to save disk space box. If there's one there, remove it and click OK then Apply then OK again.

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cheers for that. do i need to have the c: compressed or is it damaging in any way to the running of my comp. not really sure about compression an all that??
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If you're really stuck for space, then compression can be handy but it's not the best idea to have your Windows files compressed as it will slow your system down a bit as Windows will need to uncompress the files before it can use them....unlikely to add loads of time to it's tasks but you may notice the difference.

If you have plenty of space on the drive, you can uncompress them without a problem.
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