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Color change select file in file explorer , don't like Blu

Q: Color change select file in file explorer , don't like Blu

Hi there ,

I've been struggling trying to find out how I can change the Selected File color , in File Explorer since

I switched to Windows 8. Looks like it's now a setting in the registry under control panel - colors -

and have to enter values manually ???

I am sick of the always blue-ish selection color when selecting multiple file in Detail view and or

thumbnail view , it's so HARD to see what's selected in this Powder blue color.

Please if anyone can assist in help me with this , much appreciated .

Thank you

Ralph

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A: Color change select file in file explorer , don't like Blu

Hello honsbeek.

If you like, the selected file color can be changed in high contrast mode from personalization.

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Hi there ,

In Windows Explorer (file explorer) in thumbnail view or large icon view , when selecting a file or folder , it is highlighted in a color. This color for me has always been
a light blue-ish color which I am not liking that much. Please teach me how I can change the color of selected icons in explorer or multiple selected item with pressing CTRL .,

Thank you

Ralph

A:The select color in file explorer

From what I found doing Google Searches, the answer is no, at least not easily. You would have to create a new Theme with the color you wanted and that would preclude the use of downloaded themes from Microsoft.

You can change the color for some selections but not what you see in Windows explorer via:

Control Panel, Personalization, Windows Color, Advanced Appearance Settings.
Chose Selected Items from the Item: drop down then pick the color you want.

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I'm trying to change the color to selected items in File Explorer windows (rectangle and text), precisely to the entries into the files and folders tree.
This is an image which shows the elemnt which I want to change

I did look a lot around, but I couldn't find anything to do that.
I tried to take a look at the registry key "colors", but the settings for that element are not listed.

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hi,
i know that in mac you can organize files by changing the background of their name.
i am wondering how can i do it in windows 7.
im not searching 4 a way to change all the files, but only some files in a folder- what will make them pop.. or somthing..

A:How do I change file color ( or bg color of a file )

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I am not sure if this will help but from our list of free programs FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 there are two programs that may work for you 1 is Rainbow Folders Programy Aionela (English Version) - Free software for everyone !
2 is Magic Folder Icon Magic Folder Icon - give an icon for all your folders on your computer
Jerry

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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Hello

I recently got windows vista with my new laptop. This version is Vista Home. I am slowly tweaking the security settings and display settings but i have 1 question. When i highlight a file(s) the shade it uses to show that that file(S) is selected is soo light. Being colorblind it is really had to see what file(s) i have selected.

How do i change that color or shade when a file is selected?

Thanks
Dennis
 

A:File Highlight Color Change

Only thing i can think of is it has something to do with vista themes
 

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I am using Windows XP SP3 Pro.

This might be an easy thing to do, but I sure cannot figure it out...

I have a folder containing a large number of files. I would like to change the font color of a few of the file names so that they would stand out from the rest and be easier to locate when the folder is opened with no matter what client software (Outlook, Winword, Explorer, Excel, etc. etc.). Is this possible? Is there a free utility for accomplishing this task?

Note: I am well aware that I could work around this issue by, for example, naming files using a different method, putting them in different folders, compressing them (so that they are blue in color), or that I could color folders instead of file names. But that is not what I would like to accomplish -- I really would like to be able to apply a different color to file names!

Thanks.

A:Change Font Color Of File Names

No not from what I can see. It would be nice to be able to do this but I can't find any way to do it.

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Hi.
i recently installed adobe reader 8. the background color of pdf thumbnails is pink.can i change it. i tried to look for any setting in windows as well as adobe preference but could not find solution. please help

thanx
 

A:how to change Background color of thumbnail of pdf file

Hiya

It looks like its a general problem with Adobe Reader 8:

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc28bce
http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc34db2
http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc33b2f
Looks like its part of Adobe's software. If you keep an eye on those threads, someone may have an answer.

Regards

eddie
 

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I am using Windows XP SP3 Pro.

This might be an easy thing to do, but I sure cannot figure it out...

I have a folder containing a large number of files. I would like to change the font color of a few of the file names so that they would stand out from the rest and be easier to locate when the folder is opened with no matter what client software (Outlook, Winword, Explorer, Excel, etc. etc.). Is this possible? Is there a free utility for accomplishing this task?

Note: I am well aware that I could work around this issue by, for example, naming files using a different method, putting them in different folders, compressing them (so that they are blue in color), or that I could color folders instead of file names. But that is not what I would like to accomplish -- I really would like to be able to apply a different color to file names!

Thanks.
 

A:Change Font Color Of File Names

Not possible using the settings in Windows, and I have not seen any third party program that will do this for you.
 

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I have certain files and folders that I would like to distinguish from others, without creating a new folder. (I have enough folders as it is.)

Is there a way to make individual file name fonts look different than others (bold, color, italics, etc)?

I would prefer not to use a 3rd party file manager.

Thank You...

PS: I read that if a file is compressed, the file name turns blue. If it is not possible to do what I am asking above, is there any downside to compressing the files I wish to distinguish, so their file names will turn blue?

A:How to change individual file name font to bold or color to stand out?

You can compress individual files to turn their name blue, yes. There would be no downside. Windows compression is a lossless compression. However, if you change the file, it will likely become decompressed again.

Compress a Folder or File


Right click on the file you want to change and choose Properties> On the Properties menu, choose Advanced



On the Advanced Menu choose Compress contents to save disk space> Click OK



Click on Apply on the Properties screen



The file name will be blue now.

A Guy

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The Windows Live Mail *.eml files time stamp is getting changed to the current date when the file is selected in the Windows Explorer! I save backup copies of important E-mails to folders on the Hard Drive and then synchronize them with the same folders on other LAN Hard Drives for backup archives. When these E-mail files are selected or opened from the Windows Explorer in the Windows 7 OPS the Modified Date Time Stamp is changed to the current date automatically! This action creates a real problem when doing later synchronizations of all of the folders! The date will not be the original date of the E-mail and the original file will be over copied with the file with the newest date stamp. I stopped Indexing on the *.eml files and that stopped the time stamp change when overcopy synchronization, but if the file is selected during a viewing in Windows Explorer then the Time Stamp is updated to the current date again! A solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated if anybody knows of one. Thanks - - - Shorto

A:*.eml Time Stamp - Select File in Windows Explorer Changes the Modified Date

The Date and Timestamp changing issue in Windows 7 has a two part fix!
1. Disable the Indexing of the *.eml file type in the Indexing Options located by Clicking on "Control Panel" -  "Indexing Options" - Advanced Button - File Types Tab - scroll down to the .eml file type and uncheck the Box then click OK to finish, so
that the Email type of files won't be Indexed.
2. Delete the Registry Entry listed below, be sure to Export and Save the original Key so it could be Restored if something goes wrong!  \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertyHandlers
 and Delete the .eml entry
 
That should fix the problem with the changing Date/Timestamp of Email Files. For more information read CarlS's WindowsSeven Fourm thread where I also have more input:
 
 http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/35334-eml-files-timestamps-updated-constantly.html

 
This should give you a better understanding on the problem and the Fix. - - - Shorto

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Good Afternoon,

I have moved from FreeBSD to Win 10. The glaring white of the aforementioned objects is really painful to my old eyes. I cannot find references on Google about how to change this. I found one post that alleges this obnoxious color was hard coded.

Can someone please assist me in resolving this issue?

My desired colors for the background is (RGB) 235.235.235.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Dave

A:Changing Default Background Color for File Explorer and Applicaions

I followed the registry hacks in this post I found Online:

Ref: http://forums.wincustomize.com/470033/page/1/
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Hi, this allows you to set any colour you want for many of those bright whitish areas MS wants us to stare at: given that MS took away the dialogues that allowed control of this, this (other than WindowBlinds- when avaiable) is the only way now available.

This example is a pale yellow. You can choose anything you like.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Window"="250 250 177"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors]
"Window"="250 250 177"

Imagine Wordpad, Notepad, your editor, many dialogue boxes all being easier on the eye. I'd upload an image but this site requires a URL.
It DOESN'T work for explorer, control panel and a number of system dialogues.
Note that it needs script support to refresh it (by reapplying the theme it's saved with) after resuming from hibernation.
I used this successfully in Win 8.1 and now in Win 10. Together with a theme to give coloured title bars, borders (adjustable width with "Tiny Windows Borders" (again substituting for the dialogue MS removed) to adjust border padding, and Aeroglass, and white caption text, Win 10 is usable visually.
Oh, and substitute for explorer - Free Commander, XYplorerer.... that allow you to colour columns etc.

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Hi,

I did some messing around with new Themes, and found it annoyingly more complicated than in the XP days, so I used a theme installer, its safe, didn't mess up one thing. But the themes I got didn't please me as planned so I went back to my default Aero Landscape theme. Except one thing changed seemingly forever and I can't change it because Aero ignores change one makes to colors and such apparently.

The change that is left is pictured in the attached picture. When in explorer, when I selected a file or multiple files, a blue rectangle would appear over it, right, like a marker. Now it's just these slightly visible blue lines around a selected file as you can see. I thought putting back the usual theme I use would fix it, but it didn't. Please tell me those new themes or the theme installer (which when uninstalling it, undid the changes it had done) caused this. It's so annoying, I can barely see if what I selected was indeed selected.

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I Want to Add or Replace It by Other Display Button On Bottom of File Explorer (Ex. Tiles)

Can Someone Guide Me ?

A:[File Explorer] Can I Change This ?

Hello Gunzorla,

I'm not sure that can be changed or not, but you can select any view you like for the folder from the ribbon like in Option One below if you like.

Folder View - Change Icon Size and Layout in File Explorer

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I am trying to figure out how i can change the cover art/icon for my DVD movies (mkv) so they dont all have the same default icon. I would like to change the icon to like a DVD cover for each movie so its easy to look through them and find the movie you want, not to mention it looks so much better. If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help. Also, please keep in mind that im obviously not computer savy like the rest of you in here,so if you could possibly break it down into more lamens terms i would also appreciate it. Thanks!

A:how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

Microangelo works good.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

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Hello, long time user of the many awesome tutorials on here. I can't for the life of me (searching on here and google) find out how to change the File Explorer Icon in Win 8/8.1 - I want to be able to use my custom icon so that it matches the rest of my desktop. I've tried many things including the tutorial of changing what opens with FE, customizing that shortcut works and I can pin it to my taskbar, but when I open downloads/documents or whatever it brings up the old default FE icon on my taskbar. Thanks for any help that can be given!

A:Change File Explorer Icon

you mean this icon

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Hi, I use xplorer2 instead of Windows Explorer as it is much nice however I find that windows explorer is always popping up when I insert external devices and when I view the file location after downloads etc.

Can I change my default explorer programme to xplorer2 somehow? Or can I make windows think xplorer2 is windows explorer somehow?

Thanks hugely for any reply!
 

A:How do I change the default file explorer?

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This is a new re-install of Windows 7, with the only notable software being Office 2003 and Access 95 (upgraded to Access 97).

When I try to edit an HTML signature in Outlook I get an error that there is no editor available, so I was advised to set the filetype for .htm files to Microsoft Word (not just using the option in IE). I was following these instructions:

Outlook 2003 on Windows7, Signature ERROR message: couldn't find editor for H(.) files

However, when I click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program", explorer crashes and restarts (see attached screenshot).

How can I fix this?

Many thanks,
Steve

A:Explorer crashes when I try to change file associations

Hello Steve, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you had this issue to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Downloaded 15 mp3 audio files for learning English from British Council website. 13 files show beautiful artwork on the Windows Explore and Media Player as well same with the one on the webside. Howeer 2 files shows Windows defualt image of eighth note. I can not see any information about the icon in the property of the file. I wish to get some help to solve the my problem.

A:How to change file Icon in Windows Explorer (.mp3)

if you want to change file type icon, right here: File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

If you want to add artwork or info to mp3 files, you can add it manually by using media players like aimp3 or foobar etc. in which they have features to insert artwork, lyrics, infos etc.

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This is a new re-install of Windows 7, with the only notable software being Office 2003 and Access 95 (upgraded to Access 97).

When I try to edit an HTML signature in Outlook I get an error that there is no editor available, so I was advised to set the filetype for .htm files to Microsoft Word (not just using the option in IE). I was following these instructions:

Outlook 2003 on Windows7, Signature ERROR message: couldn't find editor for H(.) files

However, when I click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program", explorer crashes and restarts (see attached screenshot).

How can I fix this?

Many thanks,
Steve
 

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I am running IE 8, 64 bit under windows 7, 64 bit.
I go to the temporary Internet file settings and select move. It accepts the new location, does the log off to lock it. When I log back in, the temp file location is in the default location.

Suggestions?
 

A:Internet Explorer does not change temp file

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Although I use it mainly in desktop mode, I have had few issues with W8.1 except for file explorer - it seems they've adopted the Apple approach of 'You must have it the way we want you to have it' rather than letting users configure it themselves...

Specifically,
1. I can't find how to force it to create new explorer windows at the size I want - they are always too small so I have to change each one - is there a way to do this?
2. I've managed to get it to display on opening: file/date modified/type/size in the 'details' view which is my prefered opening view, but I then have to click 'date modified' column to bring the latest up to the top - is there any way to force it to do that on opening?
3. In the 'save' box Windows now focuses on 'This PC' rather than 'Favourites', so I invariably have to scroll up to the top to see my Favourites, which includes 'Recent places' which is something I use probably 90% of the time - most of my saves and file openings are sometime I was recently working on. Is their any way to change this?

Can anyone help?

A:File explorer - how to change sizing and ordering?

1. I can't find how to force it to create new explorer windows at the size I want - they are always too small so I have to change each one - is there a way to do this?



Open one & either click the maximize button or drag it bigger & close it.
This sets the size for new windows.

The new size should apply to all newly opened windows.
It does on my computer.

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I find the new Windows 8 File Explorer keyboard shortcuts quite infuriating. I've been using keyboard shortcuts for my entire life and have gotten used to the Window XP/7 type of shortcuts. Is there a way to change File Explorer or its shortcuts to behave like Windows 7?

For example, in Win 7, i'd do: Alt-F (File), W (neW) , F (folder) for a new folder (or a text file). This is now under the Home tab (how does that make any sense?!?). Additionally, even if i use Alt-H, W, i can only choose Folder or Shortcut, but not any other files, such as Text.

Who thought these changes were better? Not only does this not make sense (file tab is NOT for files), but it changes keyboard shortcut styles that were in use for decades! This kind of change should be optional for the end user. Rant over.

A:How to change File Explorer keyboard shortcuts?

I wonder if Classic Shell restores the older explorer keyboard shortcuts?

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Like In Pic (On Windows 7)

I Need Change From White Colour to Grey. Can I Do This On Windows 10 ?

A:Can we Change File Explorer Background Colour ?

Hi, if you install Qttabbar (Quizo's version) - freeware, adds tabs to explorer- there are many options to change the colours of a number of regions of explorer, not all. Some find difficulty in locating the options.

There's nothing like the flexibility in Win 7 and earlier for theming. Also see the high contrast themes in Customisation.

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I have almost 1000 photos that I originally titled subject's name 0304.
I now would like to change ONLY the 0304 to 03-04. Would I be able to do that without having to go in and manually change every file name?

A:Batch file name change in Windows Explorer

"Is Subject Name 0304" a folder (Directory)?

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Hello. I want to have File Explorer open pointing to C: and not libraries.

I got as far as putting a new "target" in the Properties tab... or as far as wanting to, but I can't write anything there.

Can someone help me get that area writeable? Does the question make sense?


Thanks!

Bob

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I need to change a zip file to an epub file. I have heard this can be done, but when I add the .epub after the file name, I notice the file is still actually zip type file when I right click properties. This is causing a problem when I try to open it in in different ebook reader programs.

I know there is a way to change a file's actual file type, but I don't know how. Perhaps there is a software or I need to go into the registry?

I can do this either with windows 7 or XP home, because I have two computers. So help on either operating system would be great?

As a related question, I am wondering does changing a file's icon type actually change the file type or just the icon?

A:How do I change a file's file type (not only file association)?

Hi awd and welcome to Seven Forums.

I take it that your zip file is an e-book. Changing the extension does nothing to change the format of the data. If you have need to convert an e-book from one format to another try Calibre. In addition to managing e-books it allows you to convert from one form to another. calibre - E-book management

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Hello
I want to make my ''Back & Forward buttons'' like this > on my Windows 8.1. Like in Windows 8.
I want it so badly, Can you help me please ?

Thanks

A:Change Back & Forward buttons in File Explorer

Hello. There are skinning programs. Some are free.

A few I know NOT free are WindowBlinds or WinStep.

One nice way to go if you like keyboard navigation in File Explorer,
is by using the BACKSPACE key or ALT LEFT arrow / ALT RIGHT arrow / ALT UP arrow.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List

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A quick Google search did not turn up anything.

I want to change the Fie Explorer default opening location from the Libraries to 'This PC -> Desktop'. However, both 'Target' and 'Start In' fields in the File Explorer properties are greyed out.

I am an administrator, and as far as I can tell with my level of know-how, I have full permissions.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't change default opening location of File Explorer

Hello Ali Abela, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the default open to target for File Explorer.

File Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Some time yesterday my PC began acting strangely. Every time I open Explorer, I see "Working on it..." and have to wait several seconds before I can do anything. In addition, any changes to the file structure (deleting files, copying, moving, etc.) cause another freeze. This occurs on all drives, SSD or HDD.

There are no error messages in Event Viewer, no problems reported by SFC /SCANNOW, and no file system errors reported by CHKDSK. Any advice?

A:Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change

Addendum: If I launch Explorer from "This PC" I see the "Working on it" text. If I launch via the task bar shortcut, it freezes quietly, and loads Explorer after 10-15 seconds. Accessing files through the command prompt has no delay, which leads me to believe this is an issue with Explorer. I tried rebuilding the search index, but that had no effect.

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I've done this before, I'm confident I found the registry edit on this site, but can not locate it now after looking for hours.

Windows 8.1, I've enabled the [Quick Launch] toolbar with the guide on this site, and have created an icon for [File Explorer] on it. When you click on it, it launches Windows File Explorer, as you would expect. If you click on it again, it minimizes the window that's open, clicking again restores it. I want the Quick Launch shortcut to launch a New Separate Instance of Windows File Explorer, not just minimize or restore the one window.

I've done this before, I'm 90% sure it was a registry fix. To be clear, I am not looking to alter the function on the "Start Screen" tiles, and I don't want to have to hold another key while clicking. If I click the File Explorer icon 10 times I want 10 File explorer windows to open. I know it exists, I have just reached the end of patience trying to relocate the guide. I went through tutorials and searched google in 20 different ways and 10 pages deep, it wasn't this hard to find it before, similar to the Internet Explore tweak for the same result.

I just did a full reset to my system and want to re-tweak it before creating a new backup image.

Thanks for any instruction or a link to the existing guide.

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Is there an easy way to just change the file explorer background colour from white to another colour (light grey) with Win 10?

I don't want to change to a different theme etc such as high contrast etc...I just want to change the background colour of the main file explorer window.

Thanks
Ray

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I'm about to tear out my hair. First Windows Explorer keeps stopping, searches for solution then restarts. About the time this problem, I noticed that Windows Explorer will change the original creation date on some of my files. It might be all files in folder or just certain types. I've yet to make a connection with when this is happening or what is causing it. Not necessarily when Windows Explorer stops. It's difficult when you can't tell which is the oldest/newest file in a folder.

I'm running Windows 7 16 bit, which I keep updated, McAfee, AntiMalware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware, also all updated.

I'm begging! Can someone help me please?

Thanks,
Lisa

A:File Creation Dates Change/Windows Explorer 7 keeps stopping

16 Bit Operating systems haven't been around for a long time, it is either 32 or 64 Bit.
Running multiple anti-virus systems can cause conflict and only one should be installed.
You may have more luck posting this in the Virus/Trojan/ Spyware help section as it could be a virus.

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I was checking out the collating sequence on Windows 7 for a friend and found this post on SevenForums:

Numerical Sorting in Windows Explorer - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Curious, I decided to give it a go on W10 even though this computer did not have the full key in the registry. I was not especially brave since I had saved a full image this morning. (You do have to reboot between changes for them to take effect.)

I created 8 files numbered 01, 1, 02, 2, 4, 15, 25, and 45. Then I downloaded the .reg files from that web site and applied them to see what happens. It appears W10 changed the default. It also appears the changes are still valid choices.

Anyway, W10 default is definitely with numeric sort enabled. As I created them, they came out in 01, 1, 02, 2, 4, 15, 25, and 45. (I don't know if the leading 0 is disregarded completely and might sort differently at some times, but they are in true numeric sequence since lead 0s should be disregarded.)

I ran the one to enable them first since disabled was the W7 default, and nothing changed. That reinforced that the defaults have been switched.

Then I ran the one to disable the numeric sort and the sequence changed to 01, 02, 1, 15, 2, 25, 4, 45. Basically straight ASCII collating sequence, not the numeric sequence Windows provides.

Anyway, I thought someone might be interested, and perhaps the equivalent information could be added to the Tutorials for W10 (reversing the default spec).

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I was checking out the collating sequence on Windows 7 for a friend and found this post on SevenForums:

Numerical Sorting in Windows Explorer - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Curious, I decided to give it a go on W10 even though this computer did not have the full key in the registry. I was not especially brave since I had saved a full image this morning. (You do have to reboot between changes for them to take effect.)

I created 8 files numbered 01, 1, 02, 2, 4, 15, 25, and 45. Then I downloaded the .reg files from that web site and applied them to see what happens. It appears W10 changed the default. It also appears the changes are still valid choices.

Anyway, W10 default is definitely with numeric sort enabled. As I created them, they came out in 01, 1, 02, 2, 4, 15, 25, and 45. (I don't know if the leading 0 is disregarded completely and might sort differently at some times, but they are in true numeric sequence since lead 0s should be disregarded.)

I ran the one to enable them first since disabled was the W7 default, and nothing changed. That reinforced that the defaults have been switched.

Then I ran the one to disable the numeric sort and the sequence changed to 01, 02, 1, 15, 2, 25, 4, 45. Basically straight ASCII collating sequence, not the numeric sequence Windows provides.

Anyway, I thought someone might be interested, and perhaps the equivalent information could be added to the Tutorials for W10 (reversing the default spec).

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when on a directory press the down arrow button and the next directory will show in the file pane
this has been around since win 95
We have been using this paradigm for decades, who at MS is deciding to change everything for the worse?

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File Explorer used to give me the option to either overwrite or skip existing files when copying a folder from one drive to another to replace a same name folder on the target drive.
Today, that option dialog disappeared and the copy-paste process resulted in the automatic creation of a new folder on the target drive named CopiedFolderName - Copy. I want the option to overwrite back!
FWIW, I'm on Win 10 Pro build 14965.
Any suggestions very much appreciated!

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Hi there forum,

how do you change the Visual effects using a batch file or registry file.

Thanks,

Edward.

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I want to wipe out my hard drive. But I have all kinds of music on it but nowhere to back it up to since I have 15GB of music.
So if I put all of those songs into a zip file and then changed the zip file to a text document, because the zip file would be 15Gb but a text document would be 800KB. So I would be able to email the text document to myself and when I reinstall my OS I can download it from my email and then rename it to .zip and extract them all.
Would this work?
If I did it to videos too would that work as well?

A:[SOLVED] If I make a zip file and change it to a text file would that corrupt its con

There is no way a 15gb zip file be turned to 800kb of data. Plus corruption might occur. Best solution is to purchase a external hard drive External Hard Drives - Newegg.com which is inexpensive you can get one from around 80 bucks. Backup all your music on that as is as is just by copying and pasting it to the external hard drive.

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Hi there forum,

how do you change the Visual effects using a batch file or registry file.

Thanks,

Edward.

A:How to change visual effects using batch file or registry file?

Hello Edward, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The links in the blue note box under OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Visual Effects Settings - Change in Windows 10

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Can it be done?

Some video files I have are not supported in WMP, or in WMM. I have a 3rd party media player that plays them, but it has limited editing capabilities.

If I pull the vid files through a file recovery utility, set to recover video files, in MPEG-2 format perhaps, will they recover into a format that's supported in Windows applications? Would there be quality loss of the vids in changing the format?
 

A:Solved: Change format of vid file with file recovery util?

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Hi all,win7 Home Premium 64 bit. I'm having difficulties modifying my hosts file. Following guidance from this forum, I open Notepad++ as administrator & can navigate to and open the hosts file. But the "Save" option is greyed out, so I can't save directly to the original location. I can Save As (eg to the Desktop), then copy paste into the original location.
This is actually part of a larger troubleshooting issue, in which the person helping has suggested changing the file permissions on the hosts file. I'm worried about doing that, as it seems quite a security risk. But the immediate question is, is the behavious of my hosts file unusual, or is that how Windows 7 is meant to work?</p>

A:Problem modifying hosts file, change file permissions?

Drag the file to your desktop, edit and save then drag it back. Done. This is how it should work, you want strong permissions on those directories and files to avoid malware from modifying them.

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I tried searching for this but didn't find anything. Apologies if I get my Windows terminology incorrect, I'm using the Japanese version of XP Pro (but am more familiar with English) so system text is in Japanese so I have to translate it by memory from when I last used English Windows or literally translate the Japanese term.

After having to do a repair install, all my file associations were reset. But when I right-click on an affected file and select "Program Opens With" (or go into its Properties then click on "change" under File Associations) and manually search for the program, I can select the program in the Open dialog box but once it's selected and I hit OK, it's not in the list of programs that Windows will allow me to choose for the File Association.

I also tried going into the options of two different programs (IrfanView, Media Player Classic) so I could just have the program change the file associations, but this didn't work either.

Any ideas? Reinstalling the relevant programs might work, but not all programs give you the option of changing their file associations when you install them...

A:Can't Change "file Opens With" In The File's Propeties After An Xp Repair Install

Have you tried to change the file association from Explorer view?How to change file associations in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...p;product=winxp Louis

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Hey all!

I just wonder, is there a way to actually change all four (4) file attributes from the file properties dialog of a file?

This was possible with Windows 95! Imagine that! Windows 95!...

But it's not possible with Windows 98!
It's not possible with Windows Me (Mistake Edition, *cough*)!
It's not possible with Windows 2000!
It's not possible with Windows XP!
It's not possible with Windows Vista!
And it's not possible with Windows 7!

Why would you want to use the attrib command to change file attributes? Because that's the only thing I know of that allows setting all four attributes. The four attributes being the Read-only, Hidden, Archive, and System.

Is there by any chance a way to add these attribute options to the file properties dialog?...
 

A:How do you change file attributes from the file properties dialog?

You can see on samples below how the file properties dialog may look like on different Windows versions.

Windows 95
Source: http://www.web-friend.com/help/win9x/95help8.html

Windows 98
Source: http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21302
Windows XP
Source: http://www.anti-forensics.com/disable-the-lastaccess-timestamp-in-windows-xp

Windows Vista
Source: http://www.nicholasoverstreet.com/2010/03/windows-7-annoyance-file-properties/

Windows 7
Source: http://www.nicholasoverstreet.com/2010/03/windows-7-annoyance-file-properties/

The dialog may look the same in Windows Vista and Windows 7, but they behave a little bit differently. As you can see from the lower most image, the the time stamps are displayed as "X hours ago" instead of actual time it was created, modified or accessed. It will display time normally as with all previous Windows versions only after 24 hours have passed. I don't like this, but as far as I know it's the only change they have done to the file properties dialog in Windows 7.
 

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I need help, i have downloaded a theme and the ONLY thing i want to change is the white background..

can anyone give/make a quick tutorial on how to change the background color of explorer??

A:How to change Explorer Background color?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Beastylemon


I need help, i have downloaded a theme and the ONLY thing i want to change is the white background..

can anyone give/make a quick tutorial on how to change the background color of explorer??


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This is a new one for me. I downloaded a zip file that I need to rollback a media player to it original firmware. I know how to do it using a usb drive. The problem is that the .bin file I need access to, when it is extracted from the zip file is a media file (VLC). On its properties page it is listed as:VLC media file (.bin) (.bin) and I need it to be a regular .bin file. Thanks

A:How to change a media.bin file to a regular .bin file.

Don't concern yourself with what the properties page says. That information is from the extension (.bin) that VLC has set an associations to. It is only based upon the extension of the file, nothing more.

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