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Windows 7: Driver Question, And Re Entering A path Name

10 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Driver Question, And Re Entering A path Name


Two questions, please:

a. In a Program's Folder I see several Drivers.
These exact same ones also show in the System32 Folder.

Which are being used by the program; both ? Why in two places ?

b. When entering a Path to a Folder that a program is asking for to be entered, there are
apparently blank spaces between names.

e.g. \Program Files\

Do I just leave the blank space, or do I use the UnderLine (_), or... ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2014   #2

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

There's a distinction between "installation files" and "installed files"

Installation Files
The program in question is keeping a copy of the driver "installation files" under its Program Files folder.

Installed Files
When you install the device driver, the installed driver files are copied to the target Windows directories where they're needed at run-time.

As to to your path question, there you don't have to worry about those blank spaces if typing in Windows Explorer.

But if you're entering the path into a command prompt window or shell script , you need to enclose the full path by opening and closing quote symbols.

C:\Program Files\Epson Software\file.txt in a command prompt window would be entered as
"C:\Program Files\Epson Software\file.txt"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 64bit
From OP: Thanks


Thanks for information an help.
Really very good explanations; appreciate it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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