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Windows 7: Very Strange System32 Folder Problem

12 Aug 2010   #1
Mister Chief NZ

Windows 7 Home Premium
Very Strange System32 Folder Problem

I'm having a very strange problem with my System32 folder. Basically if I move files into System32 I cannot open them while they are in there but once I move them back out I can open them again.

For example I am trying to add some .dlls for a java library and they will open with programmers notepad fine on the desktop but as soon as I move them into System32 I get an error saying the files do not exist when I try and open them. But if I copy them back out again they will open fine again. ( A normal text file also has the same problem )

I have access to another computer running Windows 7 Ultimate X86 and I didn't have the same issues. I did go through and compare permissions on System32 between the two and I couldn't really see a difference. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium X64.

It is extremely important I get this fixed a.s.a.p so I appreciate any help I can get.

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11 May 2011   #2
Rafael Romao

Windows 7 64bit

I am facing the exact same problem, but using Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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11 May 2011   #3

Windows 10 x64

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11 May 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Notepad is 32 bit right? Then its really going to SysWOW64 when you try and navigate to system32.
Going though "sysnative" directory will take you to the real system32 folder.
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