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.
AutoCAD File Selection Dialog

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, Windows 8, and Windows 10 also).

Here is a step by step using Windows 7.

Right-click on desktop

Right-click on the desktop


Window Color

Pick Window Color

Advanced appearance settings

Pick Advanced appearance settings…

Selected Items

In the Item dropdown, choose Selected Items

Font Color

Change the Font Color


Places Bar, Before and After