file names blue in explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cam, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. cam

    cam Guest

    .. and im wondering why.

    this occured in my ftp's upload directory. several files were blue. properties revealed nothing, they werent "in use" or anything. it isnt a life threatening problem, but it'd be nice to know what it means.

    cam
     
  2. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    They're compressed files, or they're encrypted.
     
  3. cam

    cam Guest

    interesting. but wouldnt every mp3 be blue then? =p

    cam
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    ftp?!, as in uploaded by the FBI to spy on your ass ftp?

    (I've got to stop reading all those articles):p
     
  5. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Go to Folders Options > view > uncheck "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color.

    BTW- *ARE* your MP3s all compressed by NTFS? Just because MP3s are, by defintion, compressed music files, doesnt mean they were compressed by NTFS. Those are two different things. Only the files specifically compressed or encrypted by NTFS are shown in blue, if this is what your talking about.
     
  6. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Naw, you just need to worry about the Illuminati, Majestic-12, black helicopters, and E.T....

    Got your aluminum hat ready? :D