How to Open System 32

Open the System32 folder via Windows Explorer.

If you need to open the System32 folder to access a file, ensure that you handle it with the utmost care, because System32 DLL files are essential to running system applications and processes. You may access the System32 folder with a few short steps. It is typically in the C:\Windows directory and is, arguably, the most important directory on Windows-based operating systems. Without the System32 DLL files, your computer would not function properly.

Step 1

Press the buttons "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Esc" simultaneously to open the Windows Task Manager tool.

Step 2

Click "File" and click "New Task (Run...)." This opens the command prompt.

Step 3

Type "start explorer" in the Command Prompt. Press "Enter." This opens Windows Explorer.

Step 4

Click "Desktop" under the "Folders" section on the left panel of the Windows Explorer.

Step 5

Click "Computer" on the right side of the Windows panel.

Step 6

Click the drive letter that represents your hard disk. Open the "Windows" folder.

Step 7

Scroll down to the "System32" folder. Double-click "System32."