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Windows 7: i have 3 program files folder in my Win 7 x64. What happenned?


13 Aug 2010   #1

win 7 x64
 
 
i have 3 program files folder in my Win 7 x64. What happenned?

I tried to install a software in my computer today. Unfortunately it did not finish installation due to some problems. After that i found out i have 3 program files in my win 7. 2 identical Program files folder and 1 program files x86 folder. What happened?

Thank you in advance for your replies.

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13 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Your suppposed to have two. Programs Files and Programs Files (x86). What is in the two Programs Files folders? Are they identical? Or do they differ in a significant way?
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13 Aug 2010   #3

win 7 x64
 
 

they are identical...i have tried to delete the other but to no avail.
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13 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I would do a system restore to right before the failed installation. I can't think of anything else short of a clean install that would fix it, and most of your settings and all of you personal data will be left completely untouched.

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13 Aug 2010   #5

win 7 x64
 
 

i found this software in the internet named" Invalid file remover" It finds and remove invalid file that Windows 7 will not delete. I gave it a run and it removed that cloned " Program File " folder. I re started my unit and check the system drive. Presto it was deleted.

I hope this will help others in the future.

Thank you
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