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APoint2K - What is it?

by Oscar Sodani
May 4, 2009

Oscar Sodani is a founder of Help2Go and owner of Help2Go Networks, an IT consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area. Oscar holds the CISSP certification as well as industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell.

We are frequently asked about the APoint2K folder in the Windows Start menu and under Program Files. What exactly is Apoint2K, and the files it runs, such as C:\Program Files\Apoint2k\Apntex.exe or C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe?

The Apoint2K folder contains the device driver for an Alps Touchpad. This touchpad is frequently installed on Toshiba laptops, among others, so the APoint2K folder contains the files Windows needs in order to interact with the device.

We recommend that you leave the APoint2K software intact in your startup files. Removing it will cause the touchpad to no longer function.


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