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Program Folder & Files duplicated RRS feed

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  • I have 2 Program Folders.  One is named "Program Files" and the other "Program Files (x86).  Why do I have 2?  Can I get rid of one of them?  And how do I know for sure which one to get rid of?

    Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:28 AM

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  • Redsparks

     

    This is normal if you have the 64bit version of Vista installed.

     

    This set up is designed to keep the purely 32bit files/programs (x86) separated from the genuine 64bit (x64) files/programs.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:49 AM
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