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System32 Folder

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#1 westtexas8


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:43 PM

we cannnot locate the system 32 folder to place a host file- this has become ciritical- I have a guy who cannot work until we get this resolved.
the file folder is not in the usual place- anyone know what else we can do ??

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:53 PM


Type in the path %WINDIR%\system32 to get to that folder.

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#3 westtexas8

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:26 PM

the only system32 folder that comes up is in the 386i folder. normally when i got to the system 32 folder i go to c:/windows/system32, but for some reason it's in this 386 file. i need to add a host file for opti and normally i would use the following path c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc. but the system 32 folder that comes up in the 386 folder doesn't have any of the folders i need in it

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:36 PM

You may try this if you haven't:
  • Set your system to show all files:
    Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
    Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, check Show hidden files and folders.
    Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
    Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
    Click Yes to confirm.

  • Use the windows search advanced options:
  • Go to start-search-click all files and folders.
  • Click more advanced options.
  • Check search system folders, search hidden files and folders and search sub-folders.
  • Type etc in the upper box and click on search.

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