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Windows 7: Program files folder is in different language than display language

05 Oct 2014   #1
spiron

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Program files folder is in different language than display language

Hi there first time posting although I have visited your site many times in the past..I'm running windows 7 x64 localized to Greek and with Greek display language..The core language is English and I installed Greek through windows update..
Recently I came across a problem that pretty much is described by the thread's title..As a result the program files folder is displayed in English instead of Greek..Other folders like users and program files (x86) are displayed in Greek..
I've done some research and someone was suggesting that the problem relates with the desktop.ini file in the program files folder..In that case desktop.ini was missing and the problem was solved by creating another one (mine is: [.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourseName=@%SystemRoot\system32\shell32.dll,-21817)..In my case the desktop.ini file is not missing..
Things I've tried..First,I change the display language to English,then back to Greek rebooted no luck..Second,I uninstall Greek language rebooted then I reinstall through windows update rebooted,same result..Third,I deleted desktop.ini file from program files rebooted,still English program folder..Fourth,I used system restore and I selected a date before the problem occurred and then I decided to ask to this forum because guess what the problem was still there ..That was truly my last resort..
I know it's not a big problem but it's driving me crazy ..So any help would be hugely appreciated..Thank you in advance


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06 Oct 2014   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

It seems to me that it would have to stay English (or the language the coders named it) as the programs look to those folders and their exact names/wording for files to use. If someone made for example call of duty then translated duty to Greek and the code looked for duty, it would only find the translation and it would fail to find the thing its looking for.

I have no info to back this up but its my theory as why things like documents can change but not program files folder names.
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06 Oct 2014   #3
spiron

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your reply but I don't think you understand..The program files folder was in Greek as was users folder and program files folder(x86)..Yesterday,only the program files folder,changed from Greek to English and I wonder if there is any way to change it back except reinstalling windows..Besides as I understand when you download a language pack from windows update it doesn't change the core language just the display language,so the folder is always program files and the language packs are responsible to display it in the language the user chose..So I think the problem is somewhere there..Can anybody with more info assist?..I would really want to avoid reinstalling windows
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06 Oct 2014   #4
spiron

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I manage to solve the problem,it was the desktop.ini file..It had the wrong value..The correct value is
[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21781
So I changed it,log off and on and problem gone,back to normal..
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07 Oct 2014   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good to know thanks for marking solved.
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