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Text Colour of Folders

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by byanoseau, Mar 11, 2004.

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  1. byanoseau

    byanoseau Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've just installed a new HDD and the drive letter E: and all the folders and files are in blue text. Would someone please tell me how I can change it back to black text? Thanks.

    Regards,

    John
     
  2. viperben1

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    the reason it is in blue text is because windows xp has compressed the files and folders.

    ie when the name of files is blue they are compressed

    you can change seeing this in the folder options i think
    thanks
     
  3. byanoseau

    byanoseau Thread Starter

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    Hi viperben1,

    Thanks, that fixed the problem. Just another quick question while I'm here. Is it wise to compress folders, and if not, can they be uncompressed?

    Thanks again.

    John
     
  4. usmanasif

    usmanasif

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    There is no harm in compressing folders. My entire HD is compressed because I was running out of room. The process is completely reversible (right click-properties-advanced-uncheck the box "compress contents to.....").

    The only minute downside, albeit hardly noticeable, is that some complex files will take a fraction of a second longer to open. But as I said, it is hardly noticeable.

    Peace!
     
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