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Windows 7: Two Program Files Folders

12 Dec 2010   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Two Program Files Folders

On 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium why would there be two "Program Files" folders?

I don't the purpose of two.

Thank You


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12 Dec 2010   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

In 64-bit Windows, native 64-bit applications are installed in Program Files and native 32-bit applications in Program Files (x86) folder. Both are very important system folders and should be left as they are.

Do not try to uninstall either of them!

Kari
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13 Dec 2010   #3
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the reply, the confusion is now over.
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13 Dec 2010   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Some programs, Chrome is one, install themselves in the user's Appdata.
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 Two Program Files Folders




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