System32 folder goes missing in Windows® operating system
What are the reasons due to which System32 folder goes missing in Windows operating system? Get tips to fix the issue
Windows operating system from Microsoft is a user friendly system which offers several features to the users. System32 folder is one of the important system folders where Windows stores all the important files and settings. And this folder is usually located inside the ‘Windows’ folder. When you modify any of the files or folders associated with System32 folder then it will result in serious problem such as system crash. If you modify any of these files then the Windows system may become unbootable. But in some situation your Windows System32 folder may go missing and there are several reasons behind the issue. Malware attack is one of the main reasons for the missing of System32 folder. Any accidental modification also results in the missing of System32 folder. However, we can resolve these issues by making some changes in the settings.
Some of the possible reasons for the missing of System32 folder and techniques to fix the problems are given below:
- Possible causes
- Perform virus scan
- Modify settings
There are several reasons for the missing of System32 folder. One of the most common reasons responsible for this issue is due to the presence of malwares or spywares. If your system is under the attack of malwares then these infections may damage or corrupt the system32 folder. In addition to that if the system32 folder is marked as system folder then also you may experience the same problem. However, we can get rid of these issues by modifying some changes in the settings.
Perform virus scan
One of the main reasons for the missing of the System32 folder is due to the presence of malwares and spywares. In some cases these programs may damage the system files. In order to remove all types of threats from the system perform a full virus scan. There are lots of automatic removal tools available in the market to remove all types of threats from the system within a single click. In addition to that we can remove these malwares manually from the system registry.
In some situation, Windows system32 folder may be marked as system folder in your Windows operating system. Then even if you make it show hidden folders, Windows system will not display the files and folders marked as system files and folders. We can resolve this issue by running some commands. Select ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Run’ box and type the command ‘cmd’ in the field and hit ‘Enter’. In the command prompt type the command ‘attrib c: /Windows/system32-h-s’ and press ‘Enter’.
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