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    C:\Windows\system folder is empty

    The C:\Windows\system folder on my computer is empty. Is that normal?

    Confirmation or otherwise would be appreciated.
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    I can confirm that the above folder is empty in my system with the exception of a few dll's.
    My copy of VirtualDubMod uses this folder to store these for some reason.

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    Mine also is empty all files are in system32 folder
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    Also empty here on both Win 7 and Win 8 RP.
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    Roy,

    Not for me; I've got a bunch (22) of dll's and drivers Win7 Pro, 32-bit on this machine.

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    Thanks for all the replies, which reassured me that I don't have a problem.

    Regards, Roy
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    Actually it is likely not empty. You just don't have rights in there.

    Run a cmd prompt as administrator. Then do dir c:\windows.

    I've got 45 files in there I don't see as a non-admin user.

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    Jock, thanks-I did what you suggested but there was still nothing listed under system.

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    I'm now on my home system, Win7 HP 64-bit, and see nothing in the folder, either in explorer or with an elevated command prompt. Perhaps the bittedness has something to do with it - A-Ha!!; my wife's almost identical 32-bit system also has 22 files.

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    It seems that system32 and SysWOW64 have taken over entirely from the (16-bit) system folder.
    Only poorly-written software will put files in there, now!
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