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Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

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Can I have a view that merges my Program Files (x86) and Program Files?

Sometimes I need to browse to find an installed application, but I often forgot whether they are installed in "Program Files (x86)" or "Program Files". Is there a trick where I can see the merged view ...
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On Windows 7, how to check that applications are in the correct Program Files directory? [duplicate]

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Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?

I know that on a 64-bit version of Windows the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, but why is this even necessary? By ...
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How to write the path of a 32 bit executable in the Windows' Program Files folder regardless of the Windows version?

I want to write something like %ProgramFiles(x86)%\someprogram\someprogram.exe That would work in both Windows 32 and 64-bit versions But: %ProgramFiles% points to the 32 bit program files ...
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“C:\Program Files” on Windows Vista+ (x64)

Exactly what is the difference between: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) C:\ProgramData I have two questions: Why are they different? How do I decide which one to look in for any ...
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Merging “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” folders in Windows 7 64-bit

Windows 7 64-bit version installs 32-bit programs to Program Files (x86) folder, and 64-bit programs to Program Files folder. Of course, Microsoft must have a reason for doing that, but as a user I ...