Files in explorer listed in black and blue

  Goringboy 06:22 15 Nov 2004
Locked

I have noticed lately that when opening a folder the files within are displayed some in blue and some in black. There seems to be no reason for this - if anybody good explain why this is happening iI would be most grateful.

  temp003 06:26 15 Nov 2004

Are you using XP? If so, one possibility is if the files have been compressed using NTFS compression, or have been encrypted, in which case they will be shown in colour (on my computer, blue). Has that happened?

There's an option for showing these files in colour in Folder Options (View tab).

  VoG II 13:02 15 Nov 2004

Have you used DiskCleanup? This will compress old files which will then appear in blue as temp003 said.

  Goringboy 14:16 15 Nov 2004

I think these answers ahve hit the mark - thank you both very much.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone