How come the icons on my computer changed after emailing a database?

by on February 17, 2010

Q: I am running Windows XP, HE, SP3. I was recently emailed a database file from my parent company. When I installed it on my C drive, the lettering on its icon was blue. Now in “My Computer,” the lettering for the C drive is blue. Several other files derived from the original show normal black lettering. I removed the original file but C drive is still lettered in blue. Nothing else in the computer is. Re-booting didn’t help. What’s going on?


2 Responses to “How come the icons on my computer changed after emailing a database?”
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    That sounds kind of weird, how about you show me what’s wrong: http://showmewhatswrong.com/submit/c6nbouVar

     
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    Got the screen shot thanks.

    This page a nice write up on what this is about, in short it means that file compression is turned on by Windows. This page will tell you about it, as well as how to turn it off: http://ask-leo.com/why_are_some_of_my_file_names_blue.html

    Additionally, the showmewhatswrong.com link I provided will automatically record your screen if you hit the start recording button and e-mail the recording to me, you don’t require any special equipment.