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Adding folder paths to the Windows path variable

You may need to add folder paths to the Windows path variable when installing on a Windows-based system.

  1. On the Windows desktop, right-click My Computer.
  2. In the pop-up menu, click Properties.
  3. In the System Properties window, click the Advanced tab, and then click Environment Variables.
  4. In the System Variables window, highlight Path, and click Edit.
  5. In the Edit System Variables window, insert the cursor at the end of the Variable value field.
  6. If the last character is not a semi-colon (;), add one.
  7. After the final semi-colon, type the full path to the file you want to find.

    For example: path C:\jdk

  8. Click OK in each open window.

    The new path will be used the next time a command prompt is opened, or a service is started.