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What are environment variables in Windows 10?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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Also to know is, how do I find environment variables in Windows 10?
Windows 10 and Windows 8
- In Search, search for and then select: System(ControlPanel)
- Click the Advanced system settings link.
- Click Environment Variables.
- In the Edit System Variable (or New System Variable)window,specify the value of the PATH environment variable.
Also, what is the use of PATH environment variable? PATH is an environment variableonUnix-like operating systems, DOS, OS/2, and MicrosoftWindows,specifying a set of directories where executable programsarelocated. In general, each executing process or user session hasitsown PATH setting.
Furthermore, how do I set environment variables in Windows?
In the System Properties window, click ontheAdvanced tab, then click the Environment Variablesbuttonnear the bottom of that tab. In the EnvironmentVariableswindow (pictured below), highlight the Pathvariable in theSystem variables section and click theEditbutton.
Where are the environment variables stored in Windows?
The location of the user variables in theregistryis: HKEY_CURRENT_USEREnvironment . The location ofthe systemvariables in the registryis:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManagerEnvironment. When setting environmentvariables through the registry,they will not recognizedimmediately.