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I recently installed openssh on my Windows 7 machine. The install overwrote my Path variable and blew away all of the other paths I use in the command line. I probably have 50 paths in there and it is going to take me forever to remember them all. Is there anyway to recover this variable from before the install?

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Your environment is in the Registry, and may be saved as part of a system restore point. You could try reverting to the previous restore point, but it may revert more than just your install of OpenSSH (i.e., you may have to re-install other software).

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+1 For System Restore being the only sensible tool to use for this. Additionally I believe with System restore you can "roll forward" to a restore point after copying out the information you need so the best process may be to create a new restore point, roll back, copy the path and then roll forward again which should result in little real change to your system. – Mokubai Aug 3 '12 at 13:55
+1 for the "roll forward" suggestion. Very good idea. – Fran Aug 3 '12 at 14:03

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