program file (x86) - 64 applications

  wfulton_2121 12:44 PM 15 Jun 12

Hi all,

What does program file (x86) in the C drive mean?

I have seen it so many times now but keep forgetting to find out what it actually means and does.


  KRONOS the First 12:52 PM 15 Jun 12

That is perfectly normal for a 64-bit system. In theory, 64-bit programs go into the Program Files folder and 32-bit ones go into the Program Files (x86) folder. At least, that's the theory. It doesn't always work like this, but most of the time it does. In short, it doesn't really matter too much which of the directories a program is installed to, just accept the default that the installer wishes to use.

Programs File contains what are relevant to 64-bit.

Program File (x86) contains what are relevant to 32-bit.

  wfulton_2121 13:08 PM 15 Jun 12

thank you very mcuh


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best Android apps 2015/2016: Best apps for your new phone or tablet - what apps should I download?

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Uniqlo uses your brain waves to find your perfect T-shirt

What everyone thinks of the new Steve Jobs movie | 21 Facts about the Steve Jobs film | PLUS:…