Q. I'm using XP Pro (SP2). I've noticed that all of a sudden, and only recently too, the names of many of my files appear in blue text when I view them in Windows Explorer. Not all files are affected, and it seems that ANY file type can be affected. All the files open as normal and behave as normal so this blue text doesn't seem to have affected the file in any other ways, so it's more of a mystery than a problem (and it's beginning to annoy me now because I can't figure out what caused it). Any ideas about what may have caused this and how I can fix it?
The files changed color because they were compressed to save disk space. Files
that are not used often are sometimes compressed automatically by
can also opt to have any file/directory compressed whenever you want. Accessing
compressed files and directories may take a little longer than uncompressed
files, but not much longer. Also, don't go compressing everything to get more
disk space because some system files and applications don't react well to being
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