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Folder & Files Green

By steven.hawker ·
I have two folders that the foldername and all the files inside are green insted of black. Why? Thanks

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Folder & Files Green

Well without knowing what folders they are it could be that they are protected OS or System files that are read only or something like that but without a bit more information about the folders themselves it is a bit hard to go any further.

But on a default Desktop if you have a compressed drive the contents appear blue instead of black but if the Defaults have been changed they could appear a different color or if the files are data folders they could be encrypted files.


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by gary.cole In reply to Folder & Files Green

Hi there

Files that are Green in XP would indicate that they are encryted. To check, right click on the file/folder, go to properties then advanced. You should then see a tick in the "encrypt files" box.


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