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Two environment variables with the same name

I tried adding an 'Environment variable' with the name "PATH" but I found another entry with the same name. can I change the old one to a different name? I tried openning "GPAC" folder, but didn't ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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Problems installing postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on windows 7

I am trying to install postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting the error message: Error. There has been an error. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable path. ...
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Forcing programs to be installed to another drive

I have an SSD as my main Windows drive, with a 640GB 2.5" HDD, partitioned to store programs and user settings, and also to act as backup (it's the only thing I had lying around at the time of ...
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Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name

I have a C++ application that is using the %tmp% variable (from the GetTempPath() function). Unfortunately there is a bug where it can't handle the tidle that may appear in the user's local temp ...
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Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?

In Windows 7, will a long system PATH environment variable slow down the system in any noticeable/tangible way? My system PATH variable is 45-entries deep. I have an i7 930 @ 4.2GHz, but out of ...
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How can I add a program path to the Windows environment variables for easy command line access?

Let's say I want to add the following path to the Windows environment variables: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Such that I can simply type the following from a command line without using ...
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Environment Variable ORACLE_UNQNAME not defined

I'm trying to install Oracle 11gR2 Entreprise Edition but during database creation, I got this Error : Environment Variable ORACLE_UNQNAME not defined And when I tried to lunch 'emctl.bat' From ...
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Nested environment variable does not expanded

I can't explain the below strange issue. I have two system variables: PYTHONHOME = D:\Tools\ISDC_Tools\Scripting\Python.2.7 PYTHONPATH = %PYTHONHOME%;%PYTHONHOME%\Lib After creating a new cmd ...
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Why are the PATH environment variables handled differently when I run cmd.exe as admin?

Original post: When I start cmd.exe normally, my PATH variable only contains the paths from the system environment variable. Only when I start cmd.exe as admin does PATH contain a concatenation of ...
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Strange PATH issue in Windows 7 - goes null after being set

I have some sort of a problem with the PATH system variable. Since I use a lot of cmd apps and scripts I've added a lot to it. But the string's length is not the issue. I've worked around this ...
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TEMP vs TMP in Environment Variables

Is it right to have these two environment variables TEMP and TMP? If I make changes to one should I make the same changes to the other? For example I was installing cygwin and the directions told me ...
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%PATH% in Explorer bar causes error

When I type "%PATH%" in the address bar of Explorer, I get the error "Windows can't find ...
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Set environment variable containing at symbol

I would like to set an environment variable containing the URL of my proxy server with my credentials, as in this blog post. The problem I'm having is that my password contains an at symbol and I am ...
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How to generically refer to the AppData folder on the Windows command line?

The original User's Profile directory lives in a directory like C:\Users\username\AppData. How can I refer to the current user's profile directory when using the Windows command line? By searching I ...
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environment variable for hkey_users/software

Many of my software configurations are stored in theHKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2715202203-4090495733-1863141328-1000\Software reg-folder. For developing Portable apps, I want to know the environment variable ...
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Reclaim home directory

The home directory is where a user is supposed to keep their personal files, for example documents and music. On my computer this is C:\Users\Steven also known as the %userprofile% variable. The ...
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how to properly set environment variables

I've recently started using Windows (having used Ubuntu up until now) and I find myself unable to properly set environment variables. Whenever I set them they don't seem to work. I've been going to ...
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Cygwin messes up Windows PATH

I installed Cygwin and uninstalled it after some time on a Windows 7 machine. But, the PATH variable directories naming is not correct now. Could some one tell me how do I correct this? Log below - ...
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Command prompt cannot find PATH variable

Sometimes, my command prompt cannot find the PATH variable. I have this occasional problem at work where when I open command-prompt and run commands like ipconfig or subst, I get an error saying ...
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When should you set PATH variables in “User variables” vs. “System variables”?

On a single-user system (Windows 7), does it matter whether you set PATH variables in User-variables or System-variables? Why choose one over the other?
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Win7 Path not being recongized

I have this path PATH=%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\;c:\Program ...
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Powershell systemroot in $env:path different when AC elevated

I have a strange behavior with the environment variables at my Windows XP SP3. When I logon as Administrator, the %SystemRoot% strings in PATH are substituted to C:\WINDOWS, the value of the variable ...
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Using environment variables in windows registry

I have a game that normally saves everything to the same folder. I want to have a separate save folder for each windows 7 account. The game's save path is stored in the windows registry. It doesn't ...
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How to change the location of APPDATA?

My C: is getting full regularly and now I don't have space. (It is less than 500Mb and system freezes or crashes often). I have already moved all user documents to other harddrive. I want to move ...
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How to get to Environment Variables from Run

I often need access to the Environment Variables on my Windows 7. What command do I need to type in the Run window to get to them? At the moment I do the following: Control Panel > System > Advanced ...
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Deleting an Environment Variable from all users on Windows

I need to know if there is any way to delete all the instances of a given environment variable, this means from all users and from the system itself. The problem is about a software update. I need to ...
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Strange Windows Errors

I run Windows 7 and I've been getting strange errors from different applications, for example attempting to uninstall VMware Workstation causes the following error: "Error in the lua script: [string ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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Why is my PATH environment variable different from the command prompt?

A bit of important background: my company has a generic login VBS script that makes modifications to the user PATH environment variable upon login and allows me to run software that has dependencies ...
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Set environment Path Windows 7

Trying to add stuff to the system environment Path via batch, vbs or anything really. This used to work in a .bat, but has stopped: setx -m path "C:\addtopath;%PATH%" This used to work in VBS, ...
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How can I permanently add a new path to the 'PATH' environment variable of the current user on Win 7? [duplicate]

I'm working on Windows 7. How can I permanently add a new path to the 'PATH' environment variable of the current user? I tried to do so with wmic: wmic ENVIRONMENT where "name='Path' and ...
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On windows 7 admin can't change environment variables and vitural memory,etc

Yesterday I want to set up a web server on my computer.After installing some software(probably MySQL cause the problem,I think),there is an odd problem with my Windows 7. I'm an admin user,but now I ...
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In Win7 can both User and System “TEMP” variables point to the same directory?

I know i can do it, but is it a bad practice? It will look like this: (System)TEMP -> E:\TEMP (User)TEMP -> E:\TEMP (System)TMP -> E:\TEMP (User)TMP -> E:\TEMP
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Creating a system variable

I would like to get some suggestion regarding adding an entry to the PATH variable under System Variables. Whenever I install a program on my windows machine, I end up adding the path to the program ...
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How to resolve conflicts with different apps relying on different PATH variables?

I have two programs that rely on some .dll files. (Wikidpad and Microsoft WebMatrix2.) I was using WikidPad for a while without issue. After I installed WebMatrix2 (which uses IIS Express, I ...
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Inform the User when a specific file updates or changes (SOLVED)

The other day I tried to make a batch file that will tell the user the Contest of a file when a specific text file updates/changes here's my code so far it doesn't work for some reason :S @echo ...
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Auditing use of system vars in Win7

I was wondering if there is a way to mount some sort of a hook on a system variable in Win7 which would allow me to trace which application and at what time referenced it. I would like to know this ...
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Can I change the environment on a per-process basis on Windows (like on Unix)?

On Unix operative systems I can start a process with additional environment variables like this: $ DEBUG=1 VERBOSE=3 python myscript.py Does the Windows CMD have an equivalent for this? I'm stuck ...
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Is it possible to use a Windows environment variable in a Chrome bookmark?

I use a software library whom I often refer to the documentation pages. Those are html pages, therefore I created several bookmarks to quickly access to them. However, when the library version ...
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Cannot resolve %windir% / Cannot modify %path% or %path% being reset on boot

See Updates 3 and 4 below for how the issue has evolved My computer (Windows 7 x64, Lenovo Thinkpad T530) is having an issue resolving %windir%. After boot-up, everything works fine. At some ...
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Home directory variable for Windows 8

Is the home directory variable for Windows 8 the same as it was for Windows 7, %UserProfile%?
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Environment variables not loading on startup

I'm encountering a strange issue where it doesn't look like my environment variables are loading up properly whenever windows starts up. This was actually a pain to figure out what was happening and I ...
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Why does %ProgramFiles% not work in startup paths?

A program (allowing me to zoom with my trackpad) ran at startup on my computer. Then I disabled it through Administrative Tools > System Configuration > Startup. When I re-enabled it that same way it ...
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My path keeps getting truncated and I have to restart explorer.exe to fix it

I have a mysterious problem on my machine. Periodically I find that my path on Windows 7 machine gets set to ...
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Need to truncate the %username% variable in windows 7 to seven characters

I use a script that generates a session name for out AS400 sessions based on the system %username%, the problem is that if the username is over 7 characters long the connection will fail. The session ...
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How to set and print environment variable in Power Shell?

I work on Windows 7 and I wont to know how to set and print environment variable in Power Shell (for example $PATH)?
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Modifying the Path environment variable is not working

I have my PATH variable set on my Windows 7 machine, and everything appears normal when I do echo %Path% The paths look fine and are separated by ";" like normal, however, when I try to run any ...
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Is there any way to recover an environment variable?

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 ...
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Is it safe to change %TEMP% and %TMP% to a custom location?

I have an SSD drive that is nearly full and I'm looking for options to free up space. I noticed C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Local\Temp has several gigs of data. Is it safe to change the User ...