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pekebo0o

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I've recently noticed that some of my file links have turned blue. I would say it started a few months back with only one or two blue links, but now most of my files have turned blue. I'm hoping that this sudden change is nothing, but I don't know what it is. I'm trying to clean my computer before school starts so I won't encounter any problems while I'm using it for school work. I've scanned and apparently, there is nothing wrong with my computer. I remember this happened a couple years back before I erm..crashed my computer and now I am slightly panicking. :tazz: Can someone please tell me what on earth is wrong with my computer? If needed I'll take screenshots of it. Thank you. =)
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I've recently noticed that some of my file links have turned blue. I would say it started a few months back with only one or two blue links, but now most of my files have turned blue. I'm hoping that this sudden change is nothing, but I don't know what it is. I'm trying to clean my computer before school starts so I won't encounter any problems while I'm using it for school work. I've scanned and apparently, there is nothing wrong with my computer. I remember this happened a couple years back before I erm..crashed my computer and now I am slightly panicking. :tazz: Can someone please tell me what on earth is wrong with my computer? If needed I'll take screenshots of it. Thank you. =)

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Your files are not breathing well enough. Maybe the C02 level is too high. Kidding... Have you tried resetting your color scheme? A screenshot not showing anything private would be useful. Although compressed files in Winblows Explorer can be interntionally blue, I don't think that is what your scenario is...
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Easy enough to check as to whether it is the compressed files or not. Click My Computer> right click on the drive>Properties> general tab

If the box for compressed files is ticked, that's probably it. You can untick it and see if your files change colors (may take a few moments). If the box is not ticked, post a screenshot.

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Thanks for the replies! I did what was suggested, but it seems that those weren't the problem and I am now posting screenshots. Interesting enough, when I went to delete some files I didn't need, when I checked my recycling bin, they turned back to their original color..

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There they are! The first one is a folder on my desktop, the second is when I was opening a file.

Thanks again! :tazz:
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START>RUN>DESK.CPL [enter]

Set theme to "windows classic"

You'll then need to recustomize to your liking the rest of the colors if you made any changes before.
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Thank you for your reply. I tried your suggestion, but my links are still the same. Thanks anyways. :tazz:
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No, I'm sure Czarina is right

Windows XP compresses rarely used files in the background...by moving it to the recycle bin, you uncompressed it

In Windows Explorer, click Tools > Folder Options > View > Advanced settings: Uncheck "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color."




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Okay! I tried it and it worked! :) Thank you very much for all of your help! Have a nice day. :tazz:
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Thanks for posting back with your solution!

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