Windows 7 - How to find %SystemRoot%\System32 folder

Asked By Bil on 30-May-08 09:20 AM
In Appendix B: Working with the Command Prompt of Microsoft Press' Windows
Vista Inside Out, one option to start the Command Prompt is "Double-click the
Cmd icon in your %SystemRoot%\System 32 folder."

How do I find this folder?  Thanks.

Bill




Mark L. Ferguson replied on 30-May-08 09:30 AM
Click start, and type :
%systemroot%/system32
and hit enter.

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Bil replied on 30-May-08 09:54 AM
Hmmm.  really simple. thanks.

Bill
Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 30-May-08 10:59 AM
Related Info:

Recognized Environment Variables:=20
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/3f1be40e-70c6-462c-=
9e8f-591d14d875cd1033.mspx?mfr=3Dtrue

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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP  [Windows Shell/User]
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Hmmm.  really simple. thanks.

Bill


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Mark L. Ferguson replied on 30-May-08 11:53 AM
Yes, I've always wondered why %systemroot% is actually %windir%, whereas
%systemdrive% is the one that %systemroot% CLAIMS to be (the root (C:/) of
the drive windows is on). I suppose it's a simple documentation error.

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Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 30-May-08 12:13 PM
Perhaps they meant System32's root (parent folder), which is C:\Windows?

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP  [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting:  http://www.winhelponline.com

Yes, I've always wondered why %systemroot% is actually %windir%, whereas =

%systemdrive% is the one that %systemroot% CLAIMS to be (the root (C:/) =
of=20
the drive windows is on). I suppose it's a simple documentation error.

--=20

Mark L. Ferguson

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/3f1be40e-70c6-462c-=
9e8f-591d14d875cd1033.mspx?mfr=3Dtrue
Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 30-May-08 12:14 PM
From the Technet link:
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SYSTEMROOT
- Refers to the root of the system drive.
=20

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Ah.. yes. Seems to be a documentation error!

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP  [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting:  http://www.winhelponline.com

Yes, I've always wondered why %systemroot% is actually %windir%, whereas =

%systemdrive% is the one that %systemroot% CLAIMS to be (the root (C:/) =
of=20
the drive windows is on). I suppose it's a simple documentation error.

--=20

Mark L. Ferguson

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/3f1be40e-70c6-462c-=
9e8f-591d14d875cd1033.mspx?mfr=3Dtrue