AutoCAD Places List hard to read?
Many Autodesk products including AutoCAD and verticals such as Civil 3D include a proprietary shortcut bar in file selection dialogs, known as the Places List. It's the leftmost panel shown here.
Notice that the panel is light gray and the icon text is white, which makes the text difficult to read. Here is how to fix it.....
Thanks to Jay_B in the Autodesk Forums, I was able to change this to text to black. If you have been wondering how to do this also, check out the post from Jay_B, second post in this thread. (instructions for Windows 7, but I suspect it is similar with Windows XP also).
Here are screenshots of before and after on my machine.