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changing font color on files and folders

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hello all, i have seen some files with different color fonts instead of the boring black

how do i change the font and color of certain file names?

i just know it's gonna be an easy thing to do......i just can't figure out how to do it on my own.

thanks in advance
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I wonder if you are looking at the way windows tells you that files are compressed. When they are the font color will be blue instead of black. You can stop this by not using compression in windows. I have not seen where compressing the files helps much at all, but i also do not see where it slows down the computer.

If you insist in having fonts of other colors in Vista( only) use this guide below.

Change Windows fonts

Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.

You can change the font in any part of Windows (for example, menus). Changing a Windows font does not change your program fonts.

Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Window Color and Appearance. If the Appearance Settings dialog box is not displayed, at the bottom of the page, click Open classic appearance properties.
Click Advanced.
In the Item list, click the part of Windows where you want to change the font. For example, if you want to change the menu font, click Menu in the list.
In the Font list, click the font you want to use.
In the Size list, click the font size that you want.
In the Color list, click the font color you want.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each part of Windows where you want to change the font, its size, and its color, and then click OK.

The above is from this website.

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that part i know how to do. thank you for your help on that.

i have seen certain files on the computer system at work that 'belong' to a colegue of mine that he is able to change the color of his files. i was just wondering what he did to do that. i guess i could ask him, but i'm wanting to surprise him and others by doing this. also, this would allow me to see 'my' files quickly in a list of everyones files
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