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Where do these files belong?

By kcav ·
I am running Windows 2000, 5.0 service pack 4.

In Windows Explorer I selected folder
%System%/system32/drivers,and sorted on file Type. I clicked on file FCCable.inf and read its contents.Under default directory it said, %system%/system32/drivers. Apparently Freecom Technologies intended to store an inf file in the driver folder.There is also a file named FCCable.sys in the Driver folder. When I right click on it, and click on Properties, and selected the Version tab, it said, Freecom Cable ? ATAPI port driver.

If I leave the inf file in the driver folder when I run Add/Remove New Hardware will the procedure find the inf file in the driver directory? Should I move FCCable.inf to %system%\system32\ or should I leave it where it is?

There are two other Freecom files in the Driver folder. One is an application extension file called FCLogMsg.dll. Doesn?t FCLogMSsg.dll belong in the data link library? How will the application know where to look for it if it?s in the driver folder?

The other file is called FileRemove.exe. What is an executable file like FileRemove.exe doing in the driver folder? Should I move it?

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by TheChas In reply to Where do these files belo ...

My, you have been exploring your system.

You will find DLL files in numerous folders throughout your computer.

When software or a device driver installs, they place files in directories as directed by the .inf file that is part of most driver setup programs.

None of the files you have noted look to be anything but normal system files.

Applications and drivers use .inf files, internal code structure, and the registry to identify where and how to use the file.

Chas

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by Mark In reply to Where do these files belo ...

Leave the files alone. That is a USB Driver and the registry tells the system where to find them. It is a driver, so the driver folder is a logical place to put it. If you move them, you risk not being able to remove them thru the uninstall routine should you ever choose to. As Chas said, you will find different file types all over your PC.

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Thank you for your reply. I will leave the nfolder alone.

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