Vista x86 program folder not showing in directory

Posted: 10-02-2008, 08:36 PM

I recenty became the proud new owner of a computer with Windows Vist
Home premium edition. Living in this new environment was good at th
beginning, but now I believe I have some kind of issue. When I open th
"Computer" window and click on my "C" drive to view the "Program
folders I noticed that the "Program files X86" folder is nowhere to b
found. It was there when I first brought the computer home but
something happened and I am not quite sure what. All my software seem
to be running without trouble.

MrCage

--
MrCage
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MrCager's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/mrcager.ht
View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-fil...ent/1048393.ht

http://forums.techarena.i

Vista x86 program folder not showing in directory


Responses to "Vista x86 program folder not showing in directory"

R. C. White
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Vista x86 program folder not showing in directory
Posted: 10-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Hi, MrCager.

Press <Win>+<Break>

That is: Hold down the Windows logo key (labeled Start on some keyboards -
it's the key between the left Ctrl and Alt keys), like a Shift key, while
you press the <Pause/Break> key, which is found in the upper right area of
most keyboards. If this doesn't work, then click Start | Control Panel |
System.

Using either method of access, the System Properties window should show your
Windows edition (Windows Vista Home Premium) and, if it has been installed,
"Service Pack 1". Also, a little further down, under System, there should
be a line showing "System type: 64-bit Operating System". Please confirm
that this is what you see on YOUR system.

The "Program Files (x86)" folder appears ONLY on 64-bit operating systems.
If your computer has 32-bit Vista installed, even on 64-bit hardware, you
will see only "Program Files", without the "(x86)".

In other words, 32-bit Vista will have only C:\Program Files. But 64-bit
Vista will have BOTH C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86).

In 32-bit Vista, all programs will be in the one Program Files folder. In
64-bit Vista, your 32-bit programs will be in Program Files (x86), and your
64-bit programs in Program Files.

With that background, have another look at your Windows Explorer and tell us
what you see in C:\. If you have BOTH versions of the Program Files
folders, see if both are "populated" with installed applications.

Please post back with what you find.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"MrCager" <MrCager.3go9nc@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
news:MrCager.3go9nc@DoNotSpam.com...
>
> I recenty became the proud new owner of a computer with Windows Vista
> Home premium edition. Living in this new environment was good at the
> beginning, but now I believe I have some kind of issue. When I open the
> "Computer" window and click on my "C" drive to view the "Program"
> folders I noticed that the "Program files X86" folder is nowhere to be
> found. It was there when I first brought the computer home but,
> something happened and I am not quite sure what. All my software seems
> to be running without trouble.
>
> MrCager
MrCager
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Vista x86 program folder not showing in directory
Posted: 10-05-2008, 10:19 AM

I did as you had instructed, and it would seem that my copy of Window
Vista is for a 32 bit system, which mine consequently is. So, it woul
seem that I was unknowingly crying wolf, my system is as it wa
intended. There is no issue and for that I apologize for wasting you
time. But, I do want to thank you for replying to my post.

MrCage

--
MrCage
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MrCager's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/mrcager.ht
View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-fil...ent/1048393.ht

http://forums.techarena.i

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista Program Files Folder Problem – Issue 1 José António Silva Windows Vista Security 9 11-07-2008 03:55 PM
adding file to program folder in Vista Kaofman Windows Vista Security 6 11-06-2007 05:29 PM
Problem deleting vista RC windows folder and program files folder Rob Holmes Windows Vista Administration 0 08-08-2007 07:42 PM
deleting vista RC windows folder and program files folder Rob Holmes Windows Vista File Management 0 08-06-2007 03:52 PM
Networked Folder in XP Not Showing Up in Vista naters22 Windows Vista Networking & Sharing 0 09-08-2006 01:47 PM