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Hi everyone, why is it some of my files in the computer got blue names?

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It means the file is compressed. Nothing to worry about, but if you like you can turn it off for certain files by right-clicking the file, selecting Properties, then clicking the Advanced button.
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The blue file name text usually denotes a compressed or encrypted file. You can change them to black if you wish through Folder Options.

Open My Documents, click on "Tools", and click on "Folder Options". Under the "View" tab, scroll down the list and uncheck "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color"...Apply the change.

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