Solved

How to change font color in Windows XP in a single folder

Posted on 2009-05-04
4
3,473 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a user with Windows XP who some time ago imported his settings from an earlier version of Windows (doesn't know which one).  He has just one folder where the font color is yellow and he wants to change it to black. I've used the standard procedure (Desktop>Properties>Appearance>Advances>etc) which changes the font color on all the folders, except this one folder, which always stays yellow.
0
Comment
Question by:levieux7
4 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
JBlond earned 500 total points
ID: 24297560
There's likely a customized desktop.ini file inside the folder. (You need to activate "Show hidden files" to see it).
Just rename this file and if it solved the issue, delete the renamed file.


0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:levieux7
ID: 31577658
Excellent and timely response!
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:pablovr
ID: 24297606
To change a folder's font name, style and color:

First select the folder you wish to change, then:
Left Click on the Navigator Toolbar icon,  "Properties", or,
Right Click on a Folder's name and choose from the popup menu, "Properties". Then choose the "Display" tab.
You could also press the keyboard shortcut equivalents:
Ctrl+R to launch the "Properties" window.

With the Folder Item Properties window open.

Place a check mark next to "Use customized font style and color"
(If this is unchecked, then the folder will use the Windows standard font style)
Change the properties; Font Face, Size, Color and Style accordingly to your preference. The large rectangle under the properties gives a visual indicator of what the folder text will look like.

When you are satisfied with the display style you want, Click on Save to accept the formatting, or click on Cancel to cancel the formatting.
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 24297622
Being a pragmatist, what happens if you create a temporay folder, move all the contents of the "Yellow Text" folder into that, delete the "Yellow Text" folder and then rename the new temporary folder to whatever "Yellow Text" was called?

BTW I would guess it was ME he was using before which certainly had this function now hidden so only third party tools can do this :(
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy XenDesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virt…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question