Blue files with $ signs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LS1, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. LS1

    LS1 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    In my windows directory I have a bunch of files that are blue in colour and all file names start with a $ sign. What are they?
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  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    These are compressed, backup files. Normally backup files for previouslly installed hotfixes.

    blue = compressed
    dollar sign = usually put in there to denote a hidden folder
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Aren't files with names in blue just compressed ?

    Edit: Beaten.
     
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You're probably seeing the OS updates (patches) uninstall files. These are hidden by default so you must have hidden file view turned on. They're good to be there.

    Edit: Beaten, twice. :p
     
  5. mfarley

    mfarley OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Yeah, $ denotes hidden folders/shares.
     
  6. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    funny how they make $ signs mean hidden, just like all the subsidies they get :rolleyes: