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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:25:04 AM

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Does anyone know why some file names appear in blue text?

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:31:37 AM

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The file is compressed.

"MCN79" <MCN79@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 12:42:50 PM

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MCN79 wrote:
> Does anyone know why some file names appear in blue text?


By design, WinXP automatically compresses files that do not get used
frequently, and, if you've left the default settings intact, displays
those files in blue.

If you wish to change this behavior, in Windows Explorer, click
Tools > Folder Options > View > Advanced settings: Show encrypted or
compressed NTFS files in color.


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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 5:43:52 PM

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On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 07:25:04 -0700, "MCN79"
<MCN79@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Does anyone know why some file names appear in blue text?

Those are the magical Blue Fairy files! BTW, she likes to compress them
due to lack of use to save you a bit of drive space. The Blue Fairy lives
in the land of Desktop Cleanup.

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 7:31:06 PM

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Hi

They are compressed files. If you see any files that are green - they are
encrypted.

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"MCN79" <MCN79@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:49:11 PM

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> Those are the magical Blue Fairy files! BTW, she likes to compress them
> due to lack of use to save you a bit of drive space. The Blue Fairy lives
> in the land of Desktop Cleanup.

The Blue Fairy in Disney's Pinocchio wore a see-through gown. Her ethereal
nature could use some compression
!