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Jimmy A

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Under "My Pictures" in Windows XP: Why do some of the file names under pictures appear in blue while most of them are in black?
 
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Have you,by any chance,compressed or encrypted these files? NTFS filing system has an option to display compressed or encrypted file names in a different color.

You can stop this by going to Start/Control Panel/ Folder Options.
On the View tab, select the Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color check box and uncheck it.
 

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To rude, THANK YOU Sir. This is a great site. At age 58 we bought our first PC about 16 months ago. It was a struggle at times, but I have learned a lot and it's more fun now thanks to helpful people like you. Thanks again.
 
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I have to tell you that my best friend (when I first started working with Windows) was,and still is, Help & Support (Start/Help & Support)
What is cool is that,whenever you have a question,you can look it up.

My second best friend was (and has now become my new best friend), GOOGLE, you can find it here,and make sure to bookmark it:
http://www.google.ca/ The best Internet search site there is!

I'm pretty sure if you can't find it with GOOGLE,it doesn't exist...yet.
 

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Looked in Help & Support. Typed "blue file names" in search box & didn't find anything. May not have looked in the right place, other than "searching." Must get conversant with Google. Always hear & read good things about it. Sorry about my late reply here. I'm a trucker, on the road M thru F. Home to PC on weekends. Thanks again.
 
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