Thursday, November 09, 2006

Change the Colour of Compressed files and Folders.

Windows uses a special colour to identify compressed files in Explorer. By default, this is blue. You can set this to any colour of your choice.
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View. Scroll down to "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color"; check the box and click ok.
Then open Registry Editor. Navigate to
Create a new binary value, or modify the existing value, called AltColor and set it to equal the hexadecimal RGB colour value for files and folders:Value Name : AltColorData Type : REG_BINARY (Binary Value)Value Data : 0000FF (Default)
Since we need to set the colour to red, we need to use a Value Data of FF0000. For other colours. The values are as follows:
Green: 00FF00Blue: ooooFF (Default)Yellow: FFFF00White: FFFFFFBlack: 000000Brown: A52A2A


About This Blog

The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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