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#1 angelswifey


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

I just re-installed windows 7 and was going through the system files (winsxs) and noticed that I have all my manifest files in my manifest folder as well as in their own folder underneath the manifest folder.  Is that normal or is something wrong with that? Any answers will help, Thank you!

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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

winsxs is the Windows "side by side" system folder... it is designed as a group of duplicates. When you have bad stuff happen to your system and it falls down you can run "sfc /scannow" which checks your current OS with the winsxs duplicates and automatically fixes any errors.


So in short, that is how it is meant to be. Don't mess with it. :thumbsup2:

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

Windows Side By Side Info



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