Alternate View of GAC

If you navigate to %windir%\assembly , you can not see the default folder structure of GAC.

You can map a drive directly to your GAC and then you’ll be able to see the actual directory structure.

Open start menu > Run and type

subst z: %windir%\assembly\gac

There is one more alternate way (not preferred since you have to deal with registry)

  1. Open Regedit, browse to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion.
  2. Add a REG_DWORD value named ‘DisableCacheViewer’ with value 1
  3. Navigate in Explorer C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_MSIL\