Find my installation directory

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?
 

gbhall

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

LookinAround

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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.
 
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