Cygwin not able to read C:\windows\system32 on Win7-64. Workaround?

Andy Koppe
Sun Nov 7 10:58:00 GMT 2010

On 7 November 2010 10:37, Linda Walsh wrote:
> I got a minor surprise when looking for screen savers on my system using
> 'locate .scr'...
> It returned 9 files under /Windows/System32 and
> the same 9 under /Windows/SysWOW64.
> Turns out that for 32bit processes system32 points to syswow64 (and all of
> my graphics heavy, OpenGL screen savers are in 64-bit to make use of the
> faster math).
> Is there some workaround for finding/accessing all the files that are hidden
> from 32-bit processes like the registry's /proc/registry64?

Yep: /Windows/Sysnative

For some reason it doesn't appear when listing the Windows directory,
which is why updatedb wouldn't have seen it, but it really is there.


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