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

  1. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

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

    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?
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  2. Posts : 53,666
    Windows 10 Home x64

    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
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Jan 2012 at 10:27. Reason: added link for more information
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  3. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the detailed response A Guy. Sounds like this is my only option, but not a bad one.

    I gave it a try, and changing the document didn't uncompress it, so this should work fairly well for my needs. (Tested on an XP machine for convenience. I'll assume it's the same for Win7)

    Thanks again... Mitch (Owner of 2 Golden Retrievers)
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  4. Posts : 53,666
    Windows 10 Home x64

    You're welcome. There may be some 3rd party program out there to do something similar, but not that I am aware of. A Guy
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  5. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
    Thread Starter

    This 3rd party file manager does it, but it entirely replaces Windows Explorer. A bit radical, just to change font colors.
    XYplorer - A Windows File Manager and Explorer Replacement
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  6. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
    Thread Starter

    Update: For anyone that may be interested, I just discovered that backing up a compressed file or folder (using FBackup) uncompresses the file on the backup HDD (destination drive).
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  7. Posts : 3
    windows 7 x64 PRO French

    can we change the color of font for column content ?


    i'm still in windows 7 system (i don't know if windows 10 can do that know, i hope because Apple Os can do that since more 10 years!)

    So, at least in Windows 7, can we change the color font of a column, not the filename, but only the color ?
    By example, i wish to put in RED all my file from a several category ? So, i need to display the category then, putthe category name (in the category column) in red whereas the filename remains black (or blue!)

    is it possible in windows 7 ?
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