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Windows 7: Win 7 64-bit Drivers Folder Location


03 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Win 7 64-bit Drivers Folder Location

I am troubleshooting a problem with an eSATA hard drive that causes Windows to freeze if the drive is plugged in at powerup. I started Windows in safe mode, and saw that the last driver loaded before freeze is C:\Windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. However, when I view this folder in Windows Explorer, there are very few files in the folder, and disk.sys is not there. Question: where are drivers stored in 64-bit Windows 7, or why am I not seeing them in the above folder? I am showing hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows Explorer, so I should be able to view them if they are there.

Thanks!


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04 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

In addition to hidden files and folders, Protected OS files must be shown as well.
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Jonathan,

Thanks for the suggestion and the welcome. I checked my Folder Options View settings, and I already had unchecked the selection to "Hide protected operating system files". Having reviewed and verified this setting, now when I go back and look at the \drivers folder again, I see hundreds of .sys files, including disk.sys! I have no explanation/excuse for why I didn't see them the first few times I checked there (brain flatulence?), but problem solved! Thanks again.
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the report. Perhaps Windows Explorer messed up somehow.
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