How can I change the colour of a file name?

December 14, 2011 at 18:09:06
Specs: Windows 7
How can I change the colour of a file name in Windows 7?
I would like to have the file name of outstanding - unpaid - accounts in red. I invoice numerous small accounts and this would be very helpful in tracking payments. I would also like to be able to change the file name back to black once paid.

Bob the Builder

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December 14, 2011 at 18:34:38
Take a look at Conditional Formatting


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December 14, 2011 at 19:16:05
Thanks Mike but I want to change the colour of just the file name.
I can change cell colours once the doco is open , same for Conditional Formatting. A 'Red' file name would be helpful as it kinda jumps out when you open the folder.

Bob the Builder.

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December 14, 2011 at 23:40:26
i presume that you mean filenames in Windows Explorer. As far as I know, the only way to achieve this is to compress the file (blue name) or encrypt it (green). Avoid encryption unless you really need it as it's all too easy to make your file inaccessible.

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December 15, 2011 at 04:32:44
Windows Explorer has three colors for file names: blue for compressed files, green for encrypted files, and black for all others. The colors themselves cam be set in the registry. There is no other provision for setting the colors of filenames in Windows Explorer.

If you are talking about something other than Windows Explorer you need to explain.

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