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GAC location moved for .NET 4.0

December 20, 2012 5:17 pm Leave a comment Go to comments

GAC in .NET versions 1.0 through 3.5 is at C:\Windows\assembly in .NET 4.0 its moved up, now located in c:\windows\microsoft.net\assembly. You can browse that directory with Explorer, the shell extension handler that flattened the view of the GAC directories is no longer used. If the assembly doesn’t contain any unmanaged code then start in the GAC_MSIL directory, you’ll have few problems locating the actual file from there.

.NET 1.0 to 3.5:


.NET 4.0 and above:


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