Windows 10: Program files (86x) only contains Windows- files after Windows 10 reinstall

Discus and support Program files (86x) only contains Windows- files after Windows 10 reinstall in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, So I tried reinstalling the Windows 10 operating system to improve performance on my Lenovo laptop following this tutorial:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by TatuSaalasti, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Program files (86x) only contains Windows- files after Windows 10 reinstall


    Hi,

    So I tried reinstalling the Windows 10 operating system to improve performance on my Lenovo laptop following this tutorial: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026528/windows-reset-or-reinstall-windows-10 shortly after doing this and reinstalling my drivers I noticed that any shortcut to a Program Files (86x) file/folder didn't work, and that it only contained some Windows stuff (Common files, Windows Defender, Microsoft.NET, MSBuild, WindowsPowerShell). My C drive hasn't released any space after the reset, and I can install programs to program files (86x) without any problems. So where are my files? Everything else seems to be working correctly. Thanks in advance Program files (86x) only contains Windows- files after Windows 10 reinstall :)

    :)
     
    TatuSaalasti, Jan 17, 2019
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  2. Tommygunn Win User

    Partitioning Program Files/Program Files(x86) from Windows 10 install?

    In the coming week I will be installing Windows 10 Home on my new computer. I will be using an SSD and an HDD, the SSD for the OS, programs and games and the HDD for photos, music and all the other slow stuff.
    So, my question. In case the OS were to ever get corrupted, or I had to reinstall the OS for any other reason, is it possible to have the SSD set up as follows; Partition 1 - OS, Partition 2 - Program Files/Program Files((x86) plus other associated folders/files) and Partition 3 for my games, so that any re-install does not wipe out my already installed programs?

    I had no problem doing this in with my XP desktop(OS in C and Progs in D, although not perfect, but was never able to do it with Windows 7.

    Can it be done?

    Tom.
     
    Tommygunn, Jan 17, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jan 17, 2019
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  4. Program files (86x) only contains Windows- files after Windows 10 reinstall

    Windows XP file encryption

    LOL thanks, I think its standard windows XP file encryption
     
    troyrae360, Jan 17, 2019
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