Friday, 18 March 2011

How to view the GAC using Windows Explorer

If you want a quick view of the GAC then navigate to C:\Windows\Assembly using Windows Explorer:


Through a bit of jiggery pokery Explorer conjures up a view of the GAC even though the files aren’t physically directly in this folder:


You may have noticed I’m running Windows XP (on a netbook for travel) but it works the same on Win7 machines.

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