How to Check the .NET Framework Installed on Windows 10

.NET Framework is necessary to provide language interoperability across several programming languages.

And to this effect, most programs need the latest .net framework to enable them serve you effectively.

If you'd like to know the .Net framework version installed on your Windows 10 PC, then you can follow any of the below steps. 

How to find the .NET FRAMEWORK VERSION Installed on Windows 10


Getting the .NET Framework can be achieved by either using a PowerShell command or digging through File Explorer. 

Well, let's discuss both below. 

How to Use a Command to View the .NET Framework Version 


One of the easiest way of unveiling your .NET Framework is by using the PowerShell command. 

Running the command lists all the framework versions installed on your PC.

To use this command, simply launch PowerShell by click on the "START" then search for "WINDOWS POWERSHELL" and click on it. 


On the PowerShell command window, type the following commands and hit "ENTER"
Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP' -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty -Name version -EA 0 | Where { $_.PSChildName -Match '^(?!S)\p{L}'} | Select PSChildName, version

The PowerShell displays a list of installed .NET Frameworks, the highest number is the most recent framework version available on your PC. 

That's all. 

You can now close the PowerShell command windows. 

How to Find the .NET Framework Version in File Explorer 


The second step requires you to navigate to the C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework folder on your PC. You can swiftly open the "FRAMEWORK" folder by hitting the Windows+R keys at the same time. 

In the Run box, type the following path and press Enter. If you’ve installed Windows 10 in a drive other than the C drive, replace “C” with the letter of your Windows installation drive in the path below.
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework
In the Framework folder window, find the folder that shows the highest version number. Double-click this folder to open it. In the following screenshot, “v4.0.30319” is the highest numbered folder, and we’ll open this one.

Find the “Accessibility.dll” file in the folder that opens. 

↪️ Right-click “Accessibility.dll” and select “Properties.” 

On the “Properties” window, click the “Details” tab at the top.

The “Details” tab shows various information about your selected file. 

Here, look for the value next to “Product version,” as this value is the most recent .NET Framework version installed on your PC.

In the following screenshot, that value is 4.8.4084.0

Close the window when you’ve checked your version. 

And that’s all. 

Note: The other folders here represent various .NET Framework versions installed on your PC. Remember that your PC can have multiple .NET Framework versions installed on it.
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