Windows - Drive letter or folder name displayed in blue

December 2016


I have noticed that some drive letters and folder names are displayed in blue, instead of standard black on my PC. Any possible explanations or solution to turn them black in color?


The names displayed in blue represent either an encrypted or compressed NTFS partition/ folder.
To disable this feature:
  • Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • Double-click Folder Options.
  • On the View tab, de-select the Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color check box.

Thanks to khan2ims for this tip.

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