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slkcrab

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Might be a silly question.....

When I check a folder, some of the files have blue text while others have black. Anyone know why this is?? Thanks!
 

Tipycol

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Aug 20, 2002
slkcrab said:
Might be a silly question.....

When I check a folder, some of the files have blue text while others have black. Anyone know why this is?? Thanks!

The blue files are the ones that have been compressed by Disk Cleanup
 

lazerin

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Blue text means the files have been compressed by XP. Most of these files are probably stuff like temporary folders and cache folders. Windows will compress these files because they have not been used for a long time.

You can also set the whole drive to be compressed by formatting it using compression. However, XP compression is not very effective and you won't see a big improvement in disk space. In fact, it will also slow your hard drive access time.