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When you search for files in the System32 or SysWow64 folder on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, you cannot find specific files that you know exist or that you can browse to directly.
To resolve this issue, when you initiate a search, click Search Options, click Advanced Options and then click Search System Folders. You can then search the system folders for all files.
You may be unable to view files in system folders even if you have completed the procedure described in the "Resolution" section of this article. This issue can occur if you have not enabled the Show hidden files and folders option. To enable this option: