MyComputer and Drive C: are written in bright blue letters - why

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ...why is that?


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    Guest, Aug 31, 2007
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  2. Guest

    JS Guest

    Windows compresses files and folders (NTFS partition) that are not accessed
    very often, explorer shows these files/folders in blue.

    Compression can be turned on or off on a folder by folder basis.
    Just select a folder, right click and select Properties, General Tab,
    Advanced Button.
    In the Advanced Attributes window you will find the Compress options near
    the bottom.
    Check or Un-check the Compress contents option.

    Also when in Explorer select: Tools, Folder Options, View, Advanced settings
    to see options related to colors.

    How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307987

    JS

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    JS, Aug 31, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Re: MyComputer and Drive C: are written in bright blue letters - w

    Hi JS, thankyou for your reply. I have Farstones Virual Drive Pro 11.5
    installed and I am making virtual cds and installing games from those cds and
    it is in Virtual
    Drive Pro that I see Computer and DriveC: are written in bright blue
    letters. This is a new reinstallaton of Windows XP Home Edition so I am
    surprised that there would be compressed files or folders already.
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    "JS" wrote:

    > Windows compresses files and folders (NTFS partition) that are not accessed
    > very often, explorer shows these files/folders in blue.
    >
    > Compression can be turned on or off on a folder by folder basis.
    > Just select a folder, right click and select Properties, General Tab,
    > Advanced Button.
    > In the Advanced Attributes window you will find the Compress options near
    > the bottom.
    > Check or Un-check the Compress contents option.
    >
    > Also when in Explorer select: Tools, Folder Options, View, Advanced settings
    > to see options related to colors.
    >
    > How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307987
    >
    > JS
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > ..why is that?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...

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    Guest, Aug 31, 2007
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  4. Guest

    JS Guest

    Re: MyComputer and Drive C: are written in bright blue letters - w

    I've seen restore CD's from vendors that (even with a new drive) when
    completed have some folders compressed. Are all your folders in blue or just
    some and if so which ones?

    JS

    "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi JS, thankyou for your reply. I have Farstones Virual Drive Pro 11.5
    > installed and I am making virtual cds and installing games from those cds
    > and
    > it is in Virtual
    > Drive Pro that I see Computer and DriveC: are written in bright blue
    > letters. This is a new reinstallaton of Windows XP Home Edition so I am
    > surprised that there would be compressed files or folders already.
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    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "JS" wrote:
    >
    >> Windows compresses files and folders (NTFS partition) that are not
    >> accessed
    >> very often, explorer shows these files/folders in blue.
    >>
    >> Compression can be turned on or off on a folder by folder basis.
    >> Just select a folder, right click and select Properties, General Tab,
    >> Advanced Button.
    >> In the Advanced Attributes window you will find the Compress options near
    >> the bottom.
    >> Check or Un-check the Compress contents option.
    >>
    >> Also when in Explorer select: Tools, Folder Options, View, Advanced
    >> settings
    >> to see options related to colors.
    >>
    >> How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307987
    >>
    >> JS
    >>
    >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > ..why is that?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    JS, Aug 31, 2007
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: MyComputer and Drive C: are written in bright blue letters - w

    Hi and thankyou for following up...
    ...there are only a few folders or are they files highlighted in bright
    blue.
    You may like to know I had the Page File on a 10Gb partition and the XP
    Home Edition operating system on a 10GB partition and 2 other larger
    partitions, one for games and the other for backup files.
    Tonight the computer would not boot so I reloaded the bios defaults, I
    could only try this, and when Windows restarted it had shifted the page file
    back to the C: drive. In the Defragmenter Utility where it would have shown
    the page file as the Yellow color it is now blue but there are no files or
    folders in that paartition...

    I thought you may be interested in this.
    Also if you like, have a look for my post tonight in the Windows XP
    Hardware Newsgroup, you may find that rather interesting also and there may
    be a relationship between these 2 problems I have had....
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    "JS" wrote:

    > I've seen restore CD's from vendors that (even with a new drive) when
    > completed have some folders compressed. Are all your folders in blue or just
    > some and if so which ones?
    >
    > JS
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi JS, thankyou for your reply. I have Farstones Virual Drive Pro 11.5
    > > installed and I am making virtual cds and installing games from those cds
    > > and
    > > it is in Virtual
    > > Drive Pro that I see Computer and DriveC: are written in bright blue
    > > letters. This is a new reinstallaton of Windows XP Home Edition so I am
    > > surprised that there would be compressed files or folders already.
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "JS" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Windows compresses files and folders (NTFS partition) that are not
    > >> accessed
    > >> very often, explorer shows these files/folders in blue.
    > >>
    > >> Compression can be turned on or off on a folder by folder basis.
    > >> Just select a folder, right click and select Properties, General Tab,
    > >> Advanced Button.
    > >> In the Advanced Attributes window you will find the Compress options near
    > >> the bottom.
    > >> Check or Un-check the Compress contents option.
    > >>
    > >> Also when in Explorer select: Tools, Folder Options, View, Advanced
    > >> settings
    > >> to see options related to colors.
    > >>
    > >> How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307987
    > >>
    > >> JS
    > >>
    > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > ..why is that?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

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    Guest, Sep 1, 2007
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