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Setting the $PATH env variable in Windows

posted on 2013-10-28 11:28:19

Once in a while a new programm or language needs to be installed, the path needs adjusting. Usually in Windows this is very annoying due to the window where this needs to be done is, erm, 'not very' user-friendly. (Of course this can be done from the shell, too. But besides appending/prepending an entry to the existing ones this is not the best approach to change the values.)

A better approach is RapidEE.

From its about page:

Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes an easy to use GUI and replaces the small and inconvenient Windows edit box. RapidEE 8.x supports Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7 & Windows 8 (including 64-bit versions). If you still use Windows NT or 2000, then use version 6.1. For Windows 9x or ME use version 2.1.

In short, besides letting you edit the entries much more conveniently, broken links are also shown in red!
Typing errors are also avoided through usage of filechooser menus.

Do yourself a favour and install this. Did I mention this is freeware? :o)

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