What is C : Program Files x86?
Similarly, it is asked, what is Program Files x86?
The regular Program Files folder holds 64-bit applications, while "Program Files (x86)" is used for 32-bit applications. Installing a 32-bit application in a PC with a 64-bit Windows automatically gets directed to Program Files (x86). See Program Files and x86. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
One may also ask, can I delete the program files x86? Do not uninstall by deleting a program folder. The dual structure is by design. Having 32-bit programs installed to the "Program files (x86)" folder eliminates the risk of having both 32-bit and 64-bit installs of the same program present, and their installation files creating conflicts and/or performance problems.
Considering this, how do I find Program Files x86?
How to open Program Files folder
- Open File Explorer.
- Select This PC or Computer.
- Open the C: drive.
- Open the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folder.
Why do I have program files x86?
32 bit application are installed in Program Files (x86) but native 64-bit application run in the “normal” Program Files folder. The x86 version is there for backwards compatibility so that you can run 32bit applications on a 64bit OS. So you need both folders and shouldn't “eighty-six” any of them.