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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR v2 - Official Bug Tracking and Feature Request Thread on: November 18, 2010, 03:58:39 PM
Well, bummer.  As long as I find the file and launch it and don't use any shortcuts that have system32 in them, I'll be OK.  Although it may be a lot of work, I still think a 64-bit FARR would solve all of this.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR v2 - Official Bug Tracking and Feature Request Thread on: November 18, 2010, 03:16:24 PM
I think lordmuzer should get a gold star on his chart for today!  Wow!  I just added %windir%\sysnative to my search folders and unchecked %windir%\system32 and I can launch all these neat 64-bit programs instead of the 32-bit versions.  I think this is just a good as a 64-bit FARR.  Thanks lordmuzer.
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR v2 - Official Bug Tracking and Feature Request Thread on: November 18, 2010, 01:54:12 PM
I cannot add an alias, because the 32-bit FARR cannot find the 64-bit cmd.exe.  When it looks at system32, it is actually seeing the sysWOW64 directory instead.

I can copy the 64-bit cmd.exe to another directory and FARR can find it and run it just fine.  But there are quite a few programs that are missing.  Defrag, dnscmd, mrt, msconfig, telnet, and tftp are a few that I have noticed.  Also, most of these have some language-specific files in %windir%\system32\en-US (on my machine), which have to be copied to a corresponding subdirectory of wherever the executable is.

There is also just a philosophical issue of running the 32-bit versions of everything instead of the new 64-bit versions.  Practically, though, it probably makes no difference.

It is much easier just to work around this issue by launching cmd with the Windows key.

I do think that sooner or later you will be wanting to start offering a 64-bit build.  It will probably be a long time before 32-bit support is phased out, but 16-bit programs stopped working with the first 64-bit Windows (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896458).
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Request for 64-bit build of FARR on: November 18, 2010, 08:56:24 AM
I know some discussion about launching 64-bit programs has taken place.  I don't see any discussion about finding and launching 64-bit programs in the system32 directory.  As you know, a 32-bit program sees the sysWOW64 directory as the system32 directory.  I first noticed this problem when launching cmd.exe from FARR.  It finds the 32-bit cmd.exe in the sysWOW64 directory and runs it.  Then when I type something like nbtstat in that command prompt window, it cannot find it, because there is not a 32-bit nbtstat.exe in the sysWOW64 directory, only a 64-bit one in the real system32 directory.  I think what we need is a 64-bit build of FARR.


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