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  1.    16 Mar 2016 #1

    Program Files (x86) Question, Please ?


    Hello,

    Really a dumb question, but will blame it on my Sr. Citizen status now.

    Looked in File Explorer, etc., but just cannot find it.

    How do I see and get to a listing like "program Files (x86)" ?
    Such as what easily appears in W7

    Where is it located, exactly ( the "program files" complete list with the x86 suffix) ?

    I can find the program files, but not with the x86

    Much thanks, appreciate the help,
    B.
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  2.    16 Mar 2016 #2

    First I wonder why your posting 10forums instead of 7forums not that its a big deal.

    If you can't find that folder, it would suggest your using the 32-bit version of Windows. You can check by going to Control Panel\System and Security\System and it'll say what version you have.
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  3.    16 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 774
    Windows 7

    Do you have a 32 or 64 bit OS?
    The "Program files (x86)" folder only exists in a 64 bit OS and is used for 32 bit programs. 32 bit operating systems have only the "Program files" folder.
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  4.    16 Mar 2016 #4

    From OP Re Where's Program Files (x86)


    Hi again,

    Much thanks for help; really appreciated.

    Most definitely I'm running a 64 bit W10 system.
    New Dell desktop.

    I finally found the Program Files Folder with the (86) suffix.

    It was a "Hidden File"

    Is this normal ?
    Do I have to now have the option to "show Hidden Files" always turned on ?

    What is happening, please ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Do you have a 32 or 64 bit OS?
    The "Program files (x86)" folder only exists in a 64 bit OS and is used for 32 bit programs. 32 bit operating systems have only the "Program files" folder.
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  5.    16 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Dell might have set the PC up so it is a hidden folder. Hard to say really.. with mine it wasn't hidden.
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  6.    16 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Mine shows both not hidden
    If you click
    File Explorer
    Then C drive
    Then you should be able to see it there
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  7.    16 Mar 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 904
    Windows 10 Home

    Most definitely I'm running a 64 bit W10 system. I finally found the Program Files Folder with the (86) suffix. It was a "Hidden File"
    Open C Drive. Right click Program Files (x86) /click properties to get window at right. Make sure 'Hidden' is un-checked. Should look like screen capture attached. No need to fool with View tab in left Explorer window.

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  8.    16 Mar 2016 #8
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  9.    16 Mar 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    He solved it.. the folder was hidden and he knew where it was/is located.
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  10.    16 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    It is a good practice to keep all folders unhidden. That is always one of the first settings I make. This hidden folder business is not useful in my book.
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