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    Computer help needed. Highlighted files?

    I have folder with over 8000 identical items, some of my files are highlighted blue (ie. hyperlinked but there really isn't any hyperlink to it) while others are not. I didn't do anything, what's the dealio?

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    Can you post a screenshot?

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    Compressed?
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    Pics added.

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    in some playlist or recent list ?????
    I like fat bikes
    and I cannot lie.

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    You have been infected with the bad musical taste virus. There is no cure. sorry.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You have been infected with the bad musical taste virus. There is no cure. sorry.
    I wish it spread faster. There should be a lot more blue entries on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    compressed?
    +1

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    So, how can remove it? Or uncompress it? It's irritating.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You have been infected with the bad musical taste virus. There is no cure. sorry.
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I wish it spread faster. There should be a lot more blue entries on that list.
    I was hoping some folks like you would chime, fear not, I'm not offended. That's just a fraction of 8000 items I have in that folder, the blue entries might have infected music you like too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    So, how can remove it? Or uncompress it? It's irritating.





    I was hoping some folks like you would chime, fear not, I'm not offended. That's just a fraction of 8000 items I have in that folder, the blue entries might have infected music you like too.
    Are any of your Tuvan throat singing files in blue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    Compressed
    Fixed.

    And
    + 1

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    Right click on the file, then click the 'Advanced' button.

    Uncheck 'Compress contents to save disk space'
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    Windows tries to compress MP3 files? SMRT.

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    No, Windows doesn't try to compress them... somebody clicked on it.
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    Okay, that's not quite as bad, but I'd still hope it'd pop up some kind of, "Uh, dude? No." message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Okay, that's not quite as bad, but I'd still hope it'd pop up some kind of, "Uh, dude? No." message.
    It shouldn't assume that when you dig into a menu to find something that you don't mean to do it.

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    Or you could check under view options and uncheck the show compressed as a different color.
    BTW your post was a windows OS problem not a computer problem.

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    Compressing already-optimized MP3s don't make sense. I can usually get 2:1 to 10:1 compression on other file-types like Word, and other text-based documents. Makes for really speedy operation when you're limited by disc-speed.

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    Windows's compression was initially implemented in NT 4.0. It was of great use when hard disks were small because it would compress most documents by 30-50%. It was implemented because the volume compression of Stacker, Drivespace, or Doublespace did not work with NTFS.

    The problem these days is that the file compression subsystem that was well engineered in the days of Windows NT is dumb by today's OS standards. Tell it to try to compress a TrueCrypt volume or something that is statistically random, and it will try to, resulting in 0% compression or perhaps a bigger file.

    There is one way to uncompress a volume, and that is to set a directory's compressed flag, and selecting the option for it to not recurse down and compress stuff, then unset it, and then tell it to recurse down any subdirectories and uncompress any files it finds.

    The compact.exe command in Windows allows you to do this on the command line.

    This feature does have its uses. I use it on a directory full of PDFs and Word documents to save a decent amount of space.

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