PH1 00:10 19 Feb 2006

I can find c:\windows\system but system32 seems to be missing, any clues please

  gudgulf 00:11 19 Feb 2006

what version of Windows?

  PH1 00:12 19 Feb 2006

sorry win xp

  VoG II 00:20 19 Feb 2006

You may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files

and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.

Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files.

Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they

exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click

More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

  PH1 00:28 19 Feb 2006

I have done as you sugest but no difference

  gudgulf 00:38 19 Feb 2006

Hmmmm....if your pc is working ok then system32 must be there.

How are you looking?

If you open "Explore" by right clicking the Start button it should be listed in C:\Windows immediately below C:\Windows\system.

Make sure you are looking at the main WINDOWS folder that is located in the Root C directory just below "temp" and not the WINDOWS folder that is in your user profile just below the "User Data" folder (that only contains a System subfolder).

  PH1 01:01 19 Feb 2006

just done that and no it not there only system

  PH1 01:04 19 Feb 2006

I am needing my pillow so I will continue on this quest tomorrow speak to all then. good night

  gudgulf 01:13 19 Feb 2006

Are you sure?...scroll down through the list of items in explorer.

Go below programs and then click on the WINDOWS folder.

What happens?

Do you get aall the Windows folders displayed or a screen saying that the folders have been hidden?

If the latter then you should have the option to display the folders/files.There should be a large number of subfolders/files visible in the WINDOWS folder...If all you see is a System folder then you are almost certainly looking in the wrong folder.

Try searching for "all files and folders" and type 32 in the search field.

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