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September 13, 2005 3:01:25 AM

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My file names were all black, suddenly some are appearing blue. Nothing has
changed to my folders are the OS in general, not anything I have done.
Suggestions?

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September 17, 2005 2:56:07 AM

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Thanks for the explanation Dave. Now, how do I make all of them black
again? I did not compress my files on the HD in Windows XP Home Edition.
They somehow changed blue after a year using this computer.

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My file names were all black, suddenly some are appearing blue. Nothing has
changed to my folders are the OS in general, not anything I have done.
Suggestions?
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September 17, 2005 2:56:08 AM

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Lee wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation Dave. Now, how do I make all of them black
> again? I did not compress my files on the HD in Windows XP Home Edition.
> They somehow changed blue after a year using this computer.

Most likely, you told Windows to compress unused files.

Anyway, Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > uncheck Show
encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 4:14:32 AM

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Lee,

The Disk cleanup utility may have compressed the files that have not been used for a while. You can
'uncompress' them by the following method:

1) Right click the file/folder in question and select properties.
2) Click on the 'advanced' button
3) Uncheck 'compress contents to save disk space'

Click on OK.

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"Lee" <mailnmisc@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:uaUvaNzuFHA.2880@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the explanation Dave. Now, how do I make all of them black
> again? I did not compress my files on the HD in Windows XP Home Edition.
> They somehow changed blue after a year using this computer.
>
> "Lee" <mailnmisc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23JNdu9AuFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> My file names were all black, suddenly some are appearing blue. Nothing has
> changed to my folders are the OS in general, not anything I have done.
> Suggestions?
>
>
>
September 17, 2005 6:08:27 PM

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I have the Tweak tool and it worked perfectly. I have used that before but
have not used it for Explorer....thanks a bunch for your help people! :) 


"Lee" <mailnmisc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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My file names were all black, suddenly some are appearing blue. Nothing has
changed to my folders are the OS in general, not anything I have done.
Suggestions?
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