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    Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    The Kids have started to format the text of the folder names in their user areas to white, so you have to highlight them to see what they are. I can't see how they are doing this. Even more annoying is that I can't see where to change it back, or if there is a GP that will stop them from doing it in the first place.

    Anyone???

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    reset the folders??

    1. Open the Tools menu and click Folder Options. The Folder Options dialog box appears.

    2. Click the View tab.

    3. Click the Reset All Folders button.

    4. Click Apply, then click OK.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Sorry but that doesn't work. It is the text within the folder that has changed colour. I have attached a screenshot of a typical example. You can see where I have highlighed some of the files, but the rest are invisible (white).
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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    In GP under User Config>Admin templates>Display

    'Hide Appearance and Themes Tab'

    Is this enabled?

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    So disabling access to the menu item will stop it....or so you would think!

    Students here can't access those settings yet still change the their home folder appearance.

    The method?

    desktop.ini file in their areas can be edited using notepad, not sure how you'd stop this, and to be honest I've never been too bothered to research it.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    The setting for this is in the hidden file desktop.ini in the folder that has different coloured icon labels, and is usually safe to delete.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    To change your text colour just delete that file, or change this section that I suspect is in there (taken from a Students area)

    [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
    Attributes=1
    IconArea_Image=H:\Jonnys pics\ffx2_6.jpg
    IconArea_Text=0x00FFFFFF

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Oh to change it back have a look in display settings under appearance.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    A posibility:

    The folders / files are hyperlinks (web view) and you may need to change the defaults in internet explorer options (default text and hyperlink colour)

    Or maybe they have changed the Dispay properties - Apperance - advanced - Item (Message Box) Font Colour

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDylan
    desktop.ini file in their areas can be edited using notepad, not sure how you'd stop this, and to be honest I've never been too bothered to research it.
    How about using permissions so that only SYSTEM and Administrators could edit it?

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Is it the same display when you look as admin / that user / different user? Colour settings are per user, so if they change their colours, yours wont.

    Also its safe to delete desktop.ini, I ban them here (the files) XP clients search for these over 1000 folders and it takes 5 mins plus to list all the folders.

    fooby

    P.S Do a search of their document folders and delete all of the desktop.ini files.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Quote Originally Posted by MrDylan
    desktop.ini file in their areas can be edited using notepad, not sure how you'd stop this, and to be honest I've never been too bothered to research it.
    How about using permissions so that only SYSTEM and Administrators could edit it?
    lol yeh I guess

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    Right here goes:

    Users don't get access to Display settings full stop. They can't view hidden files in their user area so I can't see how they can edit desktop.ini unless they are configuring one at home and bringing it in and overwriting it in their folder.(Can't see them going to all that trouble personally) They can't right click in the windows shell. They don't have access to folder options.

    They access their files directly on the server through Folder re-direction in the group policy. So My Documents is actually on the server. The screenshot above is actually of a folder on the server, not looking at it through a client. So when they change the text colour of folders / files, it is actually changin it directly on the server. But I just can't see how they are doing that. Maybe I should threaten one of them to tell me?

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    They could have got the INI file format from the web or home and dumped the file there, but it's strange that it doesn't show in your file listing screenshot.

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    Re: Folder text in White - Aaaarrrrhh

    If I file's hidden they could still open it by opening notepad, going to their folder and typing in the name though surely?

    Hidden is just that right? Hidden, not actually inaccessible?

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