Locating .Net Framework files with Visual Studio 2008

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I have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my computer. According to Microsoft “It includes a large library and supports several programming languages which allow language interoperability.” Where can I locate this .Net Framework files in the computer?

Answered By 0 points N/A #91058

Locating .Net Framework files with Visual Studio 2008


Once you install Visual Studio on your computer it automatically installs the .NET Framework that it is supposed to work, and in other cases, you will find that the .NET Framework is already installed on the computer even before you install the Visual Studio and that could be as a result of the windows updates that you made to the computer. So what you will need to do to check if indeed .NET Framework is installed on your computer is the following:

  • Click on start, and then click on Control Panel.
  • Click on Programs and Features.
  • Click on Add/Remove programs.
  • Among the listed programs, you will see .NET Framework to be one of them.



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Locating .Net Framework files with Visual Studio 2008


Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 supports Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher and Windows Vista including Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or higher, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows Server 2008 both 32-bit and 64-bit. It requires 1.6 GHz or faster processor, 384 MB RAM, and 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

If you want to know where the files are for Microsoft .NET Framework located, it actually has two installation folders: one in “C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET” folder and the other is on “C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET” folder. The .NET installation folder inside “C:\Program Files” folder has nothing in it except a folder named “RedistList” with two files inside: AssemblyList_4_client.xml and AssemblyList_4_extended.xml.

I have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and these files probably belong to this one. The .NET installation folder inside “C:\WINDOWS” folder, I think, is the main installation folder for all the editions of .NET Framework. If you want to check this folder, be careful not to delete any because it will cause problems on your computer.

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