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Windows 7: CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES always returns x86

28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES always returns x86

I am not sure if this is the right forum to discuss this.
I have a code that needs to search for an exe. By default the application saves in the program files folder and hence I use

to search for the folder. This is returning the Program Files(x86) all the time, even if the application is stored in Program files. I am using Win 7 64bit and the code is being compiled for x64. Does anybody know why this might be happening ? Also, what is the best method to search for an exe when its not launched thru code ?


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28 Jan 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hi, Welcome to SF,

I'm not sure about this but see whether this helps CSIDL

Hope ths helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Yes, that is what i had referred. Can you please test and tell me if it is just me that are getting the wrong folder name ?
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