C Drive

  muffin1947 15:26 22 Dec 07
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I think I have had this problem before but after looking through my postings I cannot see it.
When I click on my computer local disc C appears in blue writing and when I double click on my C drive several of the contents of the drive are also printed in blue but not all of them.Does anyone have a explanation for this.

  Gongoozler 15:36 22 Dec 07

Right click on the C: drive, select "Properties", under the General tab see if there's a tick in the box for "Compress drive to save disk space"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:38 22 Dec 07

The Blue locked files are swap files that are being used by Windows

any Blue files that have a $ infront are uninstall points have MS updates and can be deleted if everything is running ok

  bremner 16:15 22 Dec 07

As Gongoozler says blue files are files that have been compressed.

By default Update files in the Windows folder are compressed and therefore are blue in a blue font.

Sorry FruitBat but the pagefile (swapfile) cannot be compressed and is therefore not in a blue font.

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