i386 files

  denis93c 20:30 02 Jul 2006
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can any one explain what i386 files are.
i am running windows xp home,although i dont have a problem at the moment,i have found over the last couple of years of i386 files needing repaired or reinstalled or lost.

  Taff™ 20:39 02 Jul 2006

Basically they are a store folder for all the system files required to restore the computer in the event of a problem. Windows Updates also puts things into this file if it exists on your computer. Normally an i386 folder is created by an OEM computer suppliers setup - it`s not a bad idea to make a copy of it occasionally.

  VoG II 20:41 02 Jul 2006

It is simply a folder containing Windows system files. Why it is called I386 is probably a legacy thing. How to copy the I386 folder click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:43 02 Jul 2006

When we ask people to do a repair of XP using sfc /scannow, the system looks at either the i386 folder on the XP CD or the one on the harrdrive if XP was preinstalled any corupt system files are then replaced from the i386 folder.

  Taff™ 21:01 02 Jul 2006

If you put all the above together you`ve probably got a concise but definitive answer to your question ;o)

  denis93c 22:08 02 Jul 2006

thank you all,that was very interesting.

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