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In the wrong folder???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FiOS-Dave, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    Programs folder?
    I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    software from my backup drive to the new drive.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:45:46 -0500, FiOS-Dave wrote:

    > Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    > program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    > Programs folder?
    > I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    > clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    > software from my backup drive to the new drive.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Dave


    Look in the folder?

    Should be easy if you know the name of the program's folder. If not, search
    for the executable by name.

    Of course, if you have a shortcut, you can look at the shortcut's
    properties. That's even easier.

    The 64-bit Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files" and the 32-bit
    Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files (x86)" - in case you were
    asking :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  3. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:mkh1b0qdz9ue$.w7agvja91unz.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:45:46 -0500, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    >> program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    >> Programs folder?
    >> I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    >> clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    >> software from my backup drive to the new drive.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Dave

    >
    > Look in the folder?
    >
    > Should be easy if you know the name of the program's folder. If not,
    > search
    > for the executable by name.
    >
    > Of course, if you have a shortcut, you can look at the shortcut's
    > properties. That's even easier.
    >
    > The 64-bit Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files" and the
    > 32-bit
    > Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files (x86)" - in case you were
    > asking :)
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom


    Maybe I'm dense, but I see NO way to determine if the particular file
    is 32 or 64 bit. I looked under each Properties tag (including Details)
    and see NO reference to whether the file is 32 or 64 bits.
    Just because it is located in the 64 bit folder (Program Files) doesn't
    mean that it is NOT a 32 bit program, as (I stated earlier) I may have
    accidently copied a program into that folder after I did a clean install
    several months ago. At the time, I knew that some of the programs
    were "self-contained", with no registry entries, and could be copied
    rather than re-installed. That was where I made my FIRST mistake!
    What I am looking for is something like SFC that will scan both folders
    for misplaced programs, or at least generate a log which shows all
    ..EXE files and their "bitness" and location.

    FiOS-Dave
     
  4. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:45:03 -0400, FiOS-Dave wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:mkh1b0qdz9ue$.w7agvja91unz.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:45:46 -0500, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >>
    >>> Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    >>> program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    >>> Programs folder?
    >>> I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    >>> clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    >>> software from my backup drive to the new drive.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Dave

    >>
    >> Look in the folder?
    >>
    >> Should be easy if you know the name of the program's folder. If not,
    >> search
    >> for the executable by name.
    >>
    >> Of course, if you have a shortcut, you can look at the shortcut's
    >> properties. That's even easier.
    >>
    >> The 64-bit Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files" and the
    >> 32-bit
    >> Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files (x86)" - in case you were
    >> asking :)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

    >
    > Maybe I'm dense, but I see NO way to determine if the particular file
    > is 32 or 64 bit. I looked under each Properties tag (including Details)
    > and see NO reference to whether the file is 32 or 64 bits.
    > Just because it is located in the 64 bit folder (Program Files) doesn't
    > mean that it is NOT a 32 bit program, as (I stated earlier) I may have
    > accidently copied a program into that folder after I did a clean install
    > several months ago. At the time, I knew that some of the programs
    > were "self-contained", with no registry entries, and could be copied
    > rather than re-installed. That was where I made my FIRST mistake!
    > What I am looking for is something like SFC that will scan both folders
    > for misplaced programs, or at least generate a log which shows all
    > .EXE files and their "bitness" and location.
    >
    > FiOS-Dave
    >
    >


    The way you wrote your original question you seemed to be saying that you
    had a program whose data width you knew, and wondered where it was
    installed.

    I don't see an obvious way to determine the data width of a program without
    compiling it yourself or asking the developer. *Especially* asking the
    developer.

    Here you go:
    http://www.devx.com/vb2themax/Tip/18299
    Third hit in Google, and clearly of no use :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  5. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1rhxvx8s2jpfl.1mvl9r5vqtifk.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:45:03 -0400, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >
    >> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:mkh1b0qdz9ue$.w7agvja91unz.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:45:46 -0500, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    >>>> program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    >>>> Programs folder?
    >>>> I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    >>>> clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    >>>> software from my backup drive to the new drive.
    >>>
    >>> Look in the folder?
    >>>
    >>> Should be easy if you know the name of the program's folder. If not,
    >>> search
    >>> for the executable by name.
    >>>
    >>> Of course, if you have a shortcut, you can look at the shortcut's
    >>> properties. That's even easier.
    >>>
    >>> The 64-bit Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files" and the
    >>> 32-bit
    >>> Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files (x86)" - in case you
    >>> were
    >>> asking :)

    >>
    >> Maybe I'm dense, but I see NO way to determine if the particular file
    >> is 32 or 64 bit. I looked under each Properties tag (including Details)
    >> and see NO reference to whether the file is 32 or 64 bits.
    >> Just because it is located in the 64 bit folder (Program Files) doesn't
    >> mean that it is NOT a 32 bit program, as (I stated earlier) I may have
    >> accidently copied a program into that folder after I did a clean install
    >> several months ago. At the time, I knew that some of the programs
    >> were "self-contained", with no registry entries, and could be copied
    >> rather than re-installed. That was where I made my FIRST mistake!
    >> What I am looking for is something like SFC that will scan both folders
    >> for misplaced programs, or at least generate a log which shows all
    >> .EXE files and their "bitness" and location.

    >
    > The way you wrote your original question you seemed to be saying that you
    > had a program whose data width you knew, and wondered where it was
    > installed.
    >
    > I don't see an obvious way to determine the data width of a program
    > without
    > compiling it yourself or asking the developer. *Especially* asking the
    > developer.



    Launch the program and then find it in Task manager. Should show up with "
    *32" appended to the end when listed in the "Processes" tab.
     
  6. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:38:55 -0400, Seth wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1rhxvx8s2jpfl.1mvl9r5vqtifk.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:45:03 -0400, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:mkh1b0qdz9ue$.w7agvja91unz.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>>> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:45:46 -0500, FiOS-Dave wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Does anyone know of a way to check to see if a 32 bit
    >>>>> program inadvertently got installed into the 64 bit
    >>>>> Programs folder?
    >>>>> I suspect that this may have happened when I did a
    >>>>> clean install of Win7 and was copying older
    >>>>> software from my backup drive to the new drive.
    >>>>
    >>>> Look in the folder?
    >>>>
    >>>> Should be easy if you know the name of the program's folder. If not,
    >>>> search
    >>>> for the executable by name.
    >>>>
    >>>> Of course, if you have a shortcut, you can look at the shortcut's
    >>>> properties. That's even easier.
    >>>>
    >>>> The 64-bit Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files" and the
    >>>> 32-bit
    >>>> Program Files folder is called "C:/Program Files (x86)" - in case you
    >>>> were
    >>>> asking :)
    >>>
    >>> Maybe I'm dense, but I see NO way to determine if the particular file
    >>> is 32 or 64 bit. I looked under each Properties tag (including Details)
    >>> and see NO reference to whether the file is 32 or 64 bits.
    >>> Just because it is located in the 64 bit folder (Program Files) doesn't
    >>> mean that it is NOT a 32 bit program, as (I stated earlier) I may have
    >>> accidently copied a program into that folder after I did a clean install
    >>> several months ago. At the time, I knew that some of the programs
    >>> were "self-contained", with no registry entries, and could be copied
    >>> rather than re-installed. That was where I made my FIRST mistake!
    >>> What I am looking for is something like SFC that will scan both folders
    >>> for misplaced programs, or at least generate a log which shows all
    >>> .EXE files and their "bitness" and location.

    >>
    >> The way you wrote your original question you seemed to be saying that you
    >> had a program whose data width you knew, and wondered where it was
    >> installed.
    >>
    >> I don't see an obvious way to determine the data width of a program
    >> without
    >> compiling it yourself or asking the developer. *Especially* asking the
    >> developer.

    >
    >
    > Launch the program and then find it in Task manager. Should show up with "
    > *32" appended to the end when listed in the "Processes" tab.


    So easy, for those who know!

    Thanks. Now all I have to do is remember.

    I checked in Process Explorer as well. It didn't show anything, so I looked
    into its views menu. Under View | Select Columns | Process Image there is a
    column that you can add which they call "Image Type (64 vs 32 bit)".

    Interestingly, some processes are characterized as "n/a" in that column.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  7. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    In article <1unolwzwrh623.nzr69cpmxdr9.dlg@40tude.net>, not-me@other.invalid
    says...
    >
    > On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:38:55 -0400, Seth wrote:
    >

    <snip>
    > >>


    Also, if a program is running, look in Task Manager under "Image Path Name"
     
  8. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Zaidy036" <Zaidy036NOSPAM@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:MPG.260962d83a70871398968c@news.eternal-september.org...
    > In article <1unolwzwrh623.nzr69cpmxdr9.dlg@40tude.net>,
    > not-me@other.invalid
    > says...
    >>
    >> On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:38:55 -0400, Seth wrote:
    >>

    > <snip>
    >> >>

    >
    > Also, if a program is running, look in Task Manager under "Image Path
    > Name"


    Thanks, but I was hoping to find a way to quickly check the 100+ programs I
    have installed!

    FiOS-Dave
     

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