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ChrisKerr
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black
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In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while others
are in black. How come?
Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not others?
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JoAnn Paules [MVP]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The answer to the first one is that some folders (the blue ones) are
compressed.

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"ChrisKerr" wrote in message

> In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while
> others
> are in black. How come?
> Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not others?
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ChrisKerr
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in blac [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank You.

"JoAnn Paules [MVP]" wrote:

> The answer to the first one is that some folders (the blue ones) are
> compressed.
>
> --
>
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>
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> "ChrisKerr" wrote in message
>
> > In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while
> > others
> > are in black. How come?
> > Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not others?
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you have "Automatically create backup copy" enabled, you will get a
"Backup of <filename>.wbk" file the *second* time you save a document. If
you only ever save once, there will be no backup. Or you may have recently
enabled this option. Or you may have (as I periodically do) cleared out
backups of old files.

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"JoAnn Paules [MVP]" wrote in message

> The answer to the first one is that some folders (the blue ones) are
> compressed.
>
> --
>
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>
>
>
>
> "ChrisKerr" wrote in message
>
> > In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while
> > others
> > are in black. How come?
> > Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not
others?
>
>
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JoAnn Paules [MVP]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in blac [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You're welcome. Sorry I can't answer the second question for you.

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"ChrisKerr" wrote in message

> Thank You.
>
> "JoAnn Paules [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> The answer to the first one is that some folders (the blue ones) are
>> compressed.
>>
>> --
>>
>> JoAnn Paules
>> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "ChrisKerr" wrote in message
>>
>> > In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while
>> > others
>> > are in black. How come?
>> > Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not
>> > others?
>>
>>
>>
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Lois
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"ChrisKerr" wrote:

> In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while others
> are in black. How come?
> Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not others?
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Lois
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I had this problem and figured out how to get the files titles to be black
again. Here's what to do:
1. select a file that is in blue
2. right click
3. click on properties
4. click on advanced
5.UNCHECK 'compress contents to save disk space'
6. click OK
7. click apply
8. click OK

Good luck! Those blue file titles drove me nuts. This has something to do
with compresing files, but don't ask me what. In any case, the above worked
for me. Lois

"ChrisKerr" wrote:

> In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while others
> are in black. How come?
> Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not others?
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Ben M. Schorr, MVP
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Why are some file names in a folder in blue and others in black [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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When they're compressed they take less space on the hard drive. If you don’t
want to see the blue colors then it would be better to go to the View
settings for your folders and uncheck the "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS
files in color" checkbox. They you don't have to waste disk space just so
the colors will match up. Smile

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"Lois" wrote in message

> I had this problem and figured out how to get the files titles to be black
> again. Here's what to do:
> 1. select a file that is in blue
> 2. right click
> 3. click on properties
> 4. click on advanced
> 5.UNCHECK 'compress contents to save disk space'
> 6. click OK
> 7. click apply
> 8. click OK
>
> Good luck! Those blue file titles drove me nuts. This has something to
> do
> with compresing files, but don't ask me what. In any case, the above
> worked
> for me. Lois
>
> "ChrisKerr" wrote:
>
>> In Word 2003, some of the files in a folder are in blue color, while
>> others
>> are in black. How come?
>> Also, how come there are backup copies of some Word files, but not
>> others?
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