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Old 01-15-2010, 11:56 AM
George@here.com
 
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i386 folder missing ????
I just noticed that I see no i386 folder on my boot (C) drive. From
what I read that does not seem right. Should I have one?
XP SP2.

Thanks
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:53 PM
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Re: i386 folder missing ????
George@here.com wrote:
> I just noticed that I see no i386 folder on my boot (C) drive. From
> what I read that does not seem right. Should I have one?
> XP SP2.


If you installed service packs after Windows XP was installed it should
be at: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 It won't hurt anything if you
don't have the i386 folder, just that at times if you want to install or
repair components you might be asked to supply it.

John
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:59 PM
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Re: Re: i386 folder missing ????
On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:53:02 -0400, John John - MVP
<audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:

>If you installed service packs after Windows XP was installed it should
>be at: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 It won't hurt anything if you
>don't have the i386 folder, just that at times if you want to install or
>repair components you might be asked to supply it.
>
>John


But, if I installed an SP2 version of XP Pro and never added anything
after that, then shouldn't the c:\i386 directory be there? It's not,
and I am wondering why.

Thanks

Geo
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:03 PM
George@here.com
 
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Re: Re: i386 folder missing ????
On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:53:02 -0400, John John - MVP
<audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:


>If you installed service packs after Windows XP was installed it should
>be at: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 It won't hurt anything if you
>don't have the i386 folder, just that at times if you want to install or
>repair components you might be asked to supply it.
>
>John


I just noticed that I mistyped the XP version I am using.
I should have said XP PRO SP3.

Geo
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:16 PM
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Re: i386 folder missing ????
On Jan 15, 8:03*am, Geo...@here.com wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:53:02 -0400, John John - MVP
>
> <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
> >If you installed service packs after Windows XP was installed it should
> >be at: *C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 *It won't hurt anything if you
> >don't have the i386 folder, just that at times if you want to install or
> >repair components you might be asked to supply it.

>
> >John

>
> I just noticed that I mistyped the XP version I am using.
> I should have said XP PRO SP3.
>
> Geo


Is your system store bought with XP already installed or did you
install XP yourself from scratch.

If the former, there will usually be a c:\i386 folder, it the latter,
usually there will not be a c:\i386 folder.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Alan Edwards
 
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Re: i386 folder missing ????
FWIW, I have never had such a folder (purchased with XP installed),
though I do have a folder C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 as John
mentioned.

....Alan
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On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:56:59 -0500, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, George@here.com wrote:

>I just noticed that I see no i386 folder on my boot (C) drive. From
>what I read that does not seem right. Should I have one?
>XP SP2.
>
>Thanks

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Old 01-15-2010, 04:20 PM
db
 
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Re: i386 folder missing ????
well, if your system has been
functioning fine,

then the missing folder is
of no consequence.

however, if you want to scan
for it,

you can try a freeware called
recuva.

it will provide you a listing of
all the deleted files still on the
hard drive that are intact.

so you may find the c:\?386
folder still on the hard drive

the questions marks are inserted
as the first character for all deleted
files that are available to be over
written by the system.

however, I would leave well
enough alone.

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> I just noticed that I see no i386 folder on my boot (C) drive. From
> what I read that does not seem right. Should I have one?
> XP SP2.
>
> Thanks


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