.NET - Where is the GAC located?

For the .NET Framework 4.0 and later:

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\

Prior to .NET Framework 4.0:

%windir%\assembly\

Subdirectories of the GAC:

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_32
for assemblies targeting 32-bit.
(On 64-bit windows, will run under WOW64).
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_64
for assemblies targeting 64-bit.
(On 32-bit windows, will not run).
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL
for assemblies targeting 'Any' platform.
(Will run on any platform that supports .NET).


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