Where are my Programs?Last updated on November 18, 2015
Document relates to: PCmover
I just performed a PCmover migration from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version, but I can't find some of my programs, where are they?
Programs are installed differently on 32-bit versions of Windows than they are on 64-bit versions. Also, it is possible to install 32-bit versions of programs on 64-bit versions of Windows, but not vice-versa. As such, if you migrate from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version, you will find that there are two (2) locations where programs may be located:
|Location on 32-bit Windows||Location on 64-bit Windows|
|32-bit Programs||C:\Program Files||
C:\Program Files (x86)
|64-bit Programs||n/a||C:\Program Files|
So to clarify the above table, the left-most column signifies the bit version of the programs, and the next two columns give the location of where those programs can be found, based on the bit-version of Windows. NOTE: 64-bit programs cannot be installed on 32-bit versions of Windows, thus the n/a in that cell.
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Keywords: How To: PCmover, How To: Windows, 32 to 64 bit
Platforms: WinXP, WinVista, Win7, Win8/8.1, Win10
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