FAR on x64 Windows

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FAR on x64 Windows

Post by ender » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:52 am

Would it be possible for FAR to disable the folder redirection on x64 Windows, to allow access to 64bit Windows\System32 directory? More info on file system redirection for 32bit programs on x64 Windows is available in MSDN.

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Post by Lofote » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:41 pm

I second that wish. Should be fairly simple to implement, just call the Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection function at startup - the only thing to check first is to handle that the function does not exist on Win32. Should be relatively easy :)...

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Post by Lofote » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:12 pm

Great, thanks. It warns of problems with some plugins however (which is logical, since if they use DLLs in SYSTEM32 they now get the 64-bit ones, which will fail). Does anyone have a list of plugins or know some that have this problem?

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Post by t-rex » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:18 pm

Well, I don't know of any plugins that load dll's by full path name from system32. And if LoadLibrary and/or GetModuleHandle handle 32bit programs correctly even if the WOW64 redirection is disabled (which I suppose they do) all plugins should work correctly.

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Post by ender » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:07 pm

Fact is, plugins don't work correctly when filesystem redirection is disabled (I'm still thinking this is Microsoft's fault - instead of using filesystem redirection, they could have easily put 64bit stuff to System64 - but that's what we have now, and filemanagers have to work around it).
I'm now using Windows XP x64 full-time, and found the need to do something in System32 quite often lately, so I'd really like to see a built-in handling for this.

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Post by DrKnS » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:44 pm

Besides disabling redirection, you can create symlink "system64" to real "system32" directory, or use native x64 far version.

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