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My system32 is missing!


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I have read alot of topics about this and I tried the things they said to try but they're not working, I know you can access it through the address bar and all, but I want to know how to make it appear back in the Windows folder. Thanks in advance for any help.


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Open Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View

tick "show hidden files" and untick "hide protected Windows files"

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Open Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View

tick "show hidden files" and untick "hide protected Windows files"

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Forgot to add that I tried all that crap before. :tazz:
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Start > Run > cmd
sfc /scannow
You will be prompted for your XP cd

sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.

HTH,
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Start > Run > cmd
sfc /scannow
You will be prompted for your XP cd

sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.

HTH,
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It helped my computer, but it didn't retrieve the system32.
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Maybe you could explain what it is you need System 32 for?

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Maybe you could explain what it is you need System 32 for? 

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For the computer to function? I know it works and is there, but I like it to be there instead of opening the addy bar and crap....
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Could you explain how you "lost" it? I am a bit confused. It is there, or it isn't? Your Windows Explorer is set to show hidden files, and your computer works? Then it has to be there, and it should show, right? I can't think of too many times I needed to access that folder- any particular reason you do? Have you done a search? Do you have full admin rights on the computer?

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There is a flavor of malware that "hides" system32. If you suspect that is the problem, let us know, please.
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Could you explain how you "lost" it?  I am a bit confused.  It is there, or it isn't?  Your Windows Explorer is set to show hidden files, and your computer works?  Then it has to be there, and it should show, right?  I can't think of too many times I needed to access that folder- any particular reason you do?  Have you done a search?  Do you have full admin rights on the computer?

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After I downloaded a shareware program, then I got rid of the program. It is there, but doesn't appear in the "Windows" folder. Yes it is. Yes it is. It is, I would think so but it isn't. Sometimes I need to put some files in "System32" and its just annoying having to go to the address bar. Yes I have done a search and the folder "System32" does not appear. And finally, yes I do have full admin rights. :tazz:
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*bump*
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I am also experiencing exactly thesame problem. Thought it might be somekind of a virus because you know viruses sometimes configure a lot in your computer so I googled about missing system32. Up to now i still dont know what causes this annoyance.
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