What is the System32 folder

System32

Many are the users who look for folders in their hard disk to be able to erase and thus obtain the GB of space that they need. When the operating system of the PCs was not based on Windows, but on MS-DOS, both the space occupied by the operating system and the number of folders was very small.

As Windows has evolved, so has the space it occupies on our hard drive. With the arrival of Windows 3.11, the System32 folder arrived, a fundamental folder on any computer managed by Windows, in any of its different versions.

What does the System32 folder do?

The System32 folder is the core of our operating system, it is the most important folder in Windows, since it not only includes the files we need to run applications, but also its libraries, files needed by the applications we install in our team to be able to function.

If these libraries, reference files, the applications can not be run. These files, with the extension .DLL they are mostly found in this folder, but not exclusively.

What happens if I delete the System32 folder?

Microsoft is aware of the importance of this folder, so it puts all kinds of impediments to be able to erase it, at least directly from Windows. Power can be erased with the right knowledge, but it is not an easy task.

If we delete the folder, a method that we can do from another operating system, when starting our copy of Windows, it will not do it, it will return a serious error and will force us to reinstall Windows 10.

The problem is not only there, since also we are going to lose all the files that we had stored on the computer if we had not previously made a backup.


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