Windows 10: "Fake Product" program folder found in c:\Program Files (x86)

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  1. "Fake Product" program folder found in c:\Program Files (x86)


    Hi. I am trying to find out what this "Fake Product" program folder found in c:\Program Files (x86) is, and if I can safely delete it? There is no such program listed in the uninstall feature of Windows. I've never noticed it there before, and, try as I might, I can't find a solution on the internet. I really dislike files on my computer that I don't know about... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. *Huh

    :)
     
    happyheart, Feb 10, 2020
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  2. Hoggorm Win User

    Are the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders important?


    Hi,

    I was wondering how important the two mentioned folders are when installing a software. I know most programs suggest being installed to one of them, but it is really necessary? What happens if I choose another folder?

    I use the game client Steam for example. It wants to go into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam

    Does it matter if I place it in C:\Another Folder\Steam?

    Are there any programs that MUST be installed in either Program Files or Program Files (x86) to work properly?

    On my desktop computer I have one SSD disk (C) and one regular hard disk (D). Here I have always installed software to D:\Program Files and never seen any issues with that (note that this Program Files folder was made by me and not by Windows. Those folders are located on the C drive but never used by me).

    The reason I'm asking is because I'd like to sync a few folders from a software located in \Program Files\ using Synology Cloud Station. For some reason it does not have access to the Program Files folders on the C drive (but it can access the one on D drive).
     
    Hoggorm, Feb 10, 2020
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  3. KentEnnis Win User
    Program Files (x86) (x86)

    I have folders for program files, program files (x86) and program files (x86) (x86). Believe the program files (x86) (x86) is based on loading an incompatible Lexmark printer software as the only folder within is Lexmark 3500-4500 series. Tried to delete
    folder but states "action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. I have uninstalled all associated printer/software from system but can't seem to delete this folder. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thx
     
    KentEnnis, Feb 10, 2020
    #3
  4. "Fake Product" program folder found in c:\Program Files (x86)

    Administartor rights lost in program file and program files x86

    Hi Luca,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with accessing the files and folders on Program file and Program file x86, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • Have you logged in as an administrator?
    • Is this issue specific only to the Programs file and Program file x86 folders?

    Step 1: If you have logged-in as an administrator, I suggest you to follow the below steps to give permission for entire system, so that you can access the specific files.

    • Right click on the folder and click on
      Properties
      .
    • Click on Security tab and select the
      group\user name.
    • Click on Edit option and check the option
      Full control.
    • Click on Apply and then on
      Ok
      button.

    Step 2: Try the following steps and check if it helps:

    • Right-click the C: Drive that you want to take ownership of, and then click
      Properties.
    • Click the Security tab, and then click
      OK on the Security message, if one appears.
    • Click Advanced, and then click the
      Owner tab.
    • In the Name list, click your user name,
      Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the
      Administrators group.

      If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, click to select the
      Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    • Click OK.

    • You may receive the following error message, where
      Folder is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of:
      You do not have permission to read the co1ntents of directory Folder. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press
      Yes.
    6. Click Yes.

    7. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and the folder contents.

    Hope it helps. Try the above and reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 10, 2020
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