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Posted on 2004-04-21
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what does it mean when your folders (as viewed in my computer) are faded and labeled in blue letters vice the black normal letters.  I have been trying to reinstall xp.  I keep getting error messages that it can not find files.  I have found the files but they are in a faded folder and labeled with blue letters.
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Faded folders are those which have the Hidden attribute.  For example, Windows\Inf and Windows\Installer and Windows\PIF.  If you right click on these folders in Explorer, select Properties from the context menu, then you will see the Hidden attribute checked on these.  These will normally be folders that Windows wants to hide from users in order to prevent them from getting messed up in some way.
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are these folders normally labeled in blue lettering? And would having these folders hidden affect the way that windows views them?   Just because they are hidden should not keep the files in them from being found should it?  Thanks for your reply.
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I am trying to figure out why my system is not finding these files when I try to reinstall windows xp.
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I got it, the files were compressed!  How they got that way I have no ideal, but they are now de-compressed and I will be trying the re-install again.  Thanks
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Glad you found out that.  I remember seeing that info about the label being in blue for some type of file, but I hadn't found it yet, and was still looking....  I thought maybe it was for encrypted folders.  Now, hopefully, BOTH of us will remember that it is for compressed folders.  ;0)
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