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Windows 7: Deleted 64 bit program files folder

19 Jun 2011   #1

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Deleted 64 bit program files folder

So apparently I bungled. Upon receiving my new computer, I noticed that there were 2 program files folders. After installing a few programs, I noticed they were all going to X86 folder, so I thought this was an install error on the shipping companies part, and deleted the unnumbered program files folder. Is there a way to fix my messup... will it affect performance, and anything else anyone could inform me that I Fubar'ed up?

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19 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Your problem can probably be corrected with a simple system restore.
System Restore
Go back a few days before the problem
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19 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

As Rich says, a system restore to a point before you deleted the Programs folder should get you out of trouble.

Just in case you didn't know, the 64-bit version of Windows 7 has two programs folders: Program Files and Program Files (x86).

Any 64-bit software you install will default to the Program Files folder while any 32-bit software will default to the Programs Files (x86) folder.

This link may be of help to you: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
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