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I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To change the undesired presentation-color of files, a certain registry entry can be populated with four "RGB bytes"

CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\altColor

However, this affects the regular list of files in explorer. My intention is to change the color in the list of search results. Is there a similarly straight forward way to specify the color of compressed files in the search plugin?

           Strawberry-perl-*.msi should be orange

Blue Strawberry

What this screen shot shows:

  • illegible blue color
  • more suitable orange color
  • registry value manipulated to get the desired color
  • the hex of those four bytes in GIMP color selector
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