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Thread: Is there a basic difference between System and System 32 folders?

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    Is there a basic difference between System and System 32 folders?

    These folders reside (this is probably common knowledge) at the end of my path: C:\Windows\System (or System 32). I'm wondering why both or how they came to be. Was there a reason for not having just 1 folder called "System"
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    The System folder contains 16-bit versions of drivers and system files that may be needed for older applications.

    The System32 folder and its subfolders contain the core operating system files.

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