How to make folder text blue like system folders.


Hello, and welcome to my first tutorial! Today, I am going to explain how to make folder text blue like "Panther" in your Windows folder.

Note that you cannot make folders blue directly from the desktop.

Note that this was tested on Windows 8 only.

Note that the view type is set to "Details" and "Details pane."

Here we go.

First, create a folder. Right click it, and click on "Properties." At the bottom, click on "Advanced..." Then check "Compress contents to save disk space."

If you have tried to make it blue on the desktop, it failed. You have to make a folder inside of a folder on the desktop.

If done correctly, you should have the specified folder's text color changed to blue.

Good day, gents!


Noob Whisperer
This is not a tutorial on "How to make folder text blue like system folders" and should not be in the tutorial section unless renamed to something more appropriate, like How to Compress Files or Folders.
It simply takes advantage of the default behavior of Windows showing compressed NTFS content in colors as depicted in the attachment.

It is also important to note that compressing NTFS data can have a performance impact on your Windows system.
While NTFS file system compression can save disk space, compressing data can adversely affect performance. NTFS compression has the following performance characteristics. When you copy or move a compressed NTFS file to a different folder, NTFS decompresses the file, copies or moves the file to the new location, and then recompresses the file. This behavior occurs even when the file is copied or moved between folders on the same computer. Compressed files are also expanded before copying over the network, so NTFS compression does not save network bandwidth.

Because NTFS compression is processor-intensive, the performance cost is more noticeable on servers, which are frequently processor-bound. Heavily loaded servers with a lot of write traffic are poor candidates for data compression. However, you may not experience significant performance degradation with read-only, read-mostly, or lightly loaded servers.

If you run a program that uses transaction logging and that constantly writes to a database or log, configure the program to store its files on a volume that is not compressed. If a program modifies data through mapped sections in a compressed file, the program can produce "dirty" pages faster than the mapped writer can write them. Programs such as Microsoft Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) do not work with NTFS compression because of this issue.

Because user home folders and roaming profiles use lots of read and write operations, Microsoft recommends that you put user home folders and roaming profiles on a volume that does not have NTFS compression on the parent folder or on the volume root. Individual users may still enable compression on their folders, but the overall number of compressed files and folders is smaller. On servers that host compressed volumes, you should use careful performance monitoring to determine whether the CPU has enough capacity to support the compress/decompress operations that are being performed.