Find my installation directory

By SeriaT
Feb 16, 2014
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  1. I am currently using a Windows 8 computer, and I cannot find my installation directory. Ive tried to find Program Files and application data but could not find either of them. Could someone please help me ASAP?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    I'd be very surprised if there is only one location. I would expect each software developer/software house to do whatever it wants, and MS can also install motherboard drivers, applications and other things all over the place.

    In general terms, as a standard user, you would not be allowed access to many or most of those places anyway, even to view them.
  3. SeriaT

    SeriaT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So would that mean that I cannot find my installation folder?
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Except as a full administration rights user, yes.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Just what are you looking for? and why?

    Re: Program Files
    > On 32-bit Windows there's only one ProgFile directory
    > On 32-bit Windows there's two (one for 32-bit apps, and one for 64-bit apps)

    As gbhall mentions, you need to have admin rights and modify File/Folder view options to see app data.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014

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