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how do I change the colour of my text....? (images included)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by slice3500, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. slice3500

    slice3500 Thread Starter

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    Hello there!

    Help required please!

    The text of all my files has turned blue for some reason. I knos this may sound odd, so here's a screenshot to let you know what i mean;

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    Can you see the blue coloured text of the filenames?

    Is there any way I can revert this back to black, as I really don't know why this has happened!
    Muchos gracias in advanceĀ¬!
     
  2. pubtech

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    hi.

    somehow the files are now compressed. right click/ folder and file and select properties, advanced and untick compress.
     
  3. slice3500

    slice3500 Thread Starter

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    ohhhh right, that makes sense now... I compressed my hard drive a few days ago.. thank you for that!

    I didn't really know what I was doing tho (in compressing my h/d - I was just trying to free up memory and tweak performance)... are my files at risk?
     
  4. DaveA

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    Your system will run real slow as each file it needs to access, has to be uncompressed.

    I would turn OFF this compression and get back to a normal machine.

    Are you having a memory (RAM) or a hard drive issue, for the need of doing this compression of the drive?
     
  5. slice3500

    slice3500 Thread Starter

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    Hi Dave, thanks for the input,
    I wasn't necessarily having any problems before I compressed the H/D, I just assumed (...I know!) that the compression process would be similar to the way 7zip, Rar, Zip archives are created and would free up a whole load of GB's

    Well... I've managed to uncompress the H/D by simply unchecking the box under Computer >> Properties;
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    I started the process at approximately 8am... left for work at 8.45am with it still @ 1% completed! Jesus, it takes ages!
    Thankfully tho, when I came back home at around 6.30pm it had been un-compressed.

    Nice one for the input/advice fellas!

    I have learned the hard way not to compress the hard drive! But at least I've learned something //// cheers! (y)
     
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