Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

The folder "Programmer" changed to "Program Files" HELP!!!

  1. #11

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by efraim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Katten View Post
    When i click "Rename" and i rename the folder to "Programmer", the folder automaticly renmaes itself to "Program Files"!!!

    I suggest you to check the following link:
    How to Customize Folders with Desktop.ini (Windows)

    I gess that ther desktop.ini file inside your program files folders is damaged/deleted....
    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm guessing since the OP is 4 months old the problem is solved. Sadly, many posters don't return to mark a problems as solved.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Forever West
    Posts : 592
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    I may be missing something but there's a few Folders that are default to a Windows installation and have not seen that changeable except maybe by reprogramming Windows itself. One such Folder is Program Files on 32-bit Windows, two others are Programs Files plus Program Files (x86) on 64-bit Windows. Another is Users. There cannot be two or more Folders of the exact same name in the root of the HDD [x:\] or as subFolders or two or more files of the same name in the same Folder.

    In this case if the Programmers Folder holds installed programs Windows may be over-riding the name change.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,181
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Please read Post #7 by Kari. It explains how the "other" language names work. Here is a quick quote but read Kari's post for a complete explanation.
    In the OP situation the "Program Files" folder is still there but the "Programmer" link is missing.

    To summarize:
    Windows system files, folders, apps and tools are always named in English. If Windows is installed using any other language than English, the system creates localized links to all these files, folders, apps and tools so the user could see everything in his / her own language.

    When using File Explorer you will by default see the folder, app and tool names in your language, in your case in Danish and in my case in Finnish. However these are only links to allow you to have a more completely localized Windows experience, the real folders and apps have English names.

    As a user you should never change these system names. Your File Explorer will and should show Programme link which points to Program Files folder, as well as the Brugere link which points to Users folder and so on. This is how Windows functions by design, it is not an issue but instead a system created to give you more localized Windows experience.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
The folder "Programmer" changed to "Program Files" HELP!!!

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
"Loading files ..." -> "Windows Boot Manager" -> "OneKey"
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
General Support
How To Remove "Downloads" Folder Under "Computer" Tab
I recently installed Windows 8.1. I didn't like all the folders under Computer so I registry tweaked it to remove all the libraries folders. However, later on, I accidentally dragged the Downloads folder from Favorites onto the Computer tab and now there's a Download folder listed under Computer...
General Support
Windows 7, 8 64 bit "C:\Program Files (x86)" or "C:\Progra
What I want is a simple answer. Failing that, an answer that is not too complicated. In my line of work, I am continually installing and reinstalling Windows and, on top, client-specified applications. Ever since I went over to Windows x64; first, version 7; then 8, now 8.1, I have had recurring...
General Support
Add "New Folder" and "New Text Document" in context menu
Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document. Thanks! :party:
General Support
Cannot delete "windows" and "program files" from old hdd
Hi, I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) "...
Performance & Maintenance
Extracting ".tga" files from ".mui" or ".msstyles"
As the title states, I was wondering how I would do that? Because I really want to add a custom ".tga" 'close' button to my windows theme. I am using WindowBlinds: (link) - Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds WindowBlinds let's me edit and make my own theme by using their own...
"People" app error -"your password has changed"
hello all. I just got my new pc with MS Windows 8. I tried to set up the "People" app and I keep receiving an error which tells me that "Your password has changed. Please enter your password." Howvever there is no place to re-enter my password nor did I change my password. Since I get...
Software and Apps

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook