What are some of my files in blue text as opposed to black text?

Posted on 2011-05-06
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I am transferring files from one server to another and on my windows 2008 the files are in blue text?
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this means they are archived, compressed
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nothing to worry about.

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The ones in blue text indicate they are compressed by the servers NTFS file system.
This is not a problem, there is nothing wrong with the files, this is just windows way
of indicating to you they are compressed to save space, and the size may be smaller then
the file actually is --> so copying to another computer with an uncompressed file system
(like fat or FAT32 on a thumbdrive) the file size may be different... but same file -- the text on
the uncompressed file would be black

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