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When I open Windows Explorer on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 some of the folders in a mapped drive are red.  What does that indicate.
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by:pjam
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Low disk space probably.
blue means compressed.
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by:dsoderstrom
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I'm looking at several folders on the same mapped drive.  Some are the regular manila color and others are Red.  Disk space should be the same for all of them since they are all on the same drive.
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by:Ben Hart
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Your not seeing a tiny red X are you?  If that's a disconnected mapped drive.  If the space line below the actual drive icon is red then it's a lack of disk space.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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File names that are blue signify Windows has compressed the file because it has not been accessed for an extended period of time.

If a folder has a Red X on it, it's either not accessible or has been moved and your view needs to be updated.

If the Folder is read, someone has customized it's color or changed the icon assigned to it.
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by:smksa
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these network mapped drives may disconnect from the network itself after certain period of time of inactivity, and that a red indication means.
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by:dsoderstrom
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No, the mapped drive is not disconnected.  I can open any of the folders on it.
There is also ample disk space available, 56GB remaining of 260 GB.
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by:Ben Hart
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Upload a screenshot.
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here is the screenshot
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Those folders have been customized in the manner as I mentioned before. They are not compressed files, they are folders with customized icons.

You do not appear to have any problem.
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by:dsoderstrom
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Yep, I checked with my co-worker in IT and he was doing a little experimenting with color coding.  Mystery solved!  Thanks for the help.
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Glad I could help
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