On my Windows 7 machine, using the System Properties > Environment Variables tool, I try to add
%USERPROFILE%\Bin to the system variable
PATH. For some reason, that doesn't work, even though
%SystemRoot%\system32 works fine.
When I try to run commands from the console, files in my Bin folder are not found, even though files in the
System32 folder are found.
The only difference between
SystemRoot that I can see is that the former is a user variable while the latter is a system variable.
echo %USERPROFILE%\Bin yields
c:\Users\zano, and if I add
c:\Users\zano\Bin explicitly, everything work fine.
What's the problem here?