What Happens if You Delete the System32 Folder on Windows?


The System32 folder was first introduced since Windows 2000. It is a required Microsoft Windows system directory that is located in either C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\system32.

What Is in System32?
The System32 folder contains many important system files that can maintain the normal function of Windows. What kinds of files are stored in it? You can access the directory to have a look.

The following screenshot is an example. You can see that the .dll and .exe files are the main contents in the System32 folder. Of course, there are some other things in it like Control Panel applets, MS-DOS applications, DAT files, and more.
Since early 2000s, some pranksters trick you into deleting System32 on Windows to fix some issues or remove viruses from your computer.

“Should I delete System32?” You may ask this question.

We tell you the answer: DON’T delete System32. Now, to help you realize the seriousness of deleting System32, we will try to delete System32 on Windows and tell you what happens if you delete System32 on Windows.

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