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What is difference between two folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    What is difference between two folder?

    My windows version is 8.1 and 64Bit. What does means x86?

    • Edited by Arash_89 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:27 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:26 AM

Answers

  • In 64 bit OS, there will be two folders Program Files and Program Files (x86)

    64 bit applications will get installed to Program Files folder, whereas 32 bit applications will get installed to Program Files (x86)

    In-order to support 32 bit applications in 64 bit environment, windows have framed this kind of folder structure.


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    • Marked as answer by Arash_89 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:38 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:30 AM
  • Any program installed in x64 bit mode will be found in the Program Files. If it is a 32-bit installer, it will be placed in program files (x86). Basically this is a feature to allow for backwards compatibility 
    • Proposed as answer by jholden90 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arash_89 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:38 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:31 AM

All replies

  • In 64 bit OS, there will be two folders Program Files and Program Files (x86)

    64 bit applications will get installed to Program Files folder, whereas 32 bit applications will get installed to Program Files (x86)

    In-order to support 32 bit applications in 64 bit environment, windows have framed this kind of folder structure.


    (Please click on "Vote as Helpful" and/or "Mark as Answer", if it has helped you. )

    • Marked as answer by Arash_89 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:38 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:30 AM
  • Any program installed in x64 bit mode will be found in the Program Files. If it is a 32-bit installer, it will be placed in program files (x86). Basically this is a feature to allow for backwards compatibility 
    • Proposed as answer by jholden90 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arash_89 Monday, June 29, 2015 5:38 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:31 AM