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Dexter0

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Hello

I have been using XP for a long time but ,on my new comp , and suddently I have tons of Files that have they're name written in BLUE in "My computer".

I have the standard windoes theme and I doubt it a virus.

Nothing bad is happening but its strange for me.
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computerwiz12890

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Hello Dexter0.

This means those files are compressed. Not with winzip, but by windows. Either because they are hardly used, or, if everything is blue, then that means you've compress the entire hard drive. If only some files are blue, this is normal, since windows will automatically compress them if they are not used for a long period of time.
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wannabe1

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Just to add to computerwiz12890's information, encrypted files are also shown in blue. This is handy to some of those who may need to find the files, but for the average user, it is more of a mystery than a help. You can change the way they are displayed by openeing the Control Panel, double clicking on the "Folder Options" icon, clicking on the "View" tab, and unchecking the checkbox next to "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color". Click "Apply" then "Ok". The files will now all be displayed the same way.

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 April 2006 - 05:28 PM.

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mhmm... Ok, thanks alot for the help.
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