program file (x86) - 64 applications

  wfulton_2121 15 Jun 12
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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.

Thanks

  KRONOS the First 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 15 Jun 12

thank you very mcuh

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