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Restore 'where' to PATH? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out where programs are installed, but Windows can't find where! Trace: C:\Documents and Settings\apenneba>where java 'where' is not recognized as an internal or external ...
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How to retrieve environment variables from XP?

What is a way for a novice user to retreive the environment variables on an XP machine? I need to ask a user to do this but it needs to be very simple and easy to copy into an email.
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Copying Environment Variables in Windows XP

How can I copy the value of an environment variable into another environment variable? I'm updating a DOS batch script for use on Windows XP. Let's say that I have environment variable FOO, which ...
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1answer
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Why does windows-xp setting environment variable to %USERPROFILE% return the wrong path

I am trying to set HOME to be %USEPROFILE% for the currently logged on user. However, creating a system environment variable HOME and setting to and setting it %USERPROFILE% does not seem to work. ...
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where is %username% variable defined?

I just installed Windows XP in my virtualbox on windows 7 host. I can't change the username environment variable: USERNAME=Owner I successfully changed the variable USERDOMAIN because it is defined ...
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set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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why or how did my path environment variable disappeared?

an hour ago, after a normal restart, my PATH environment variable just disappeared. It does not appear in the: not in System Properties/advanced/environment variables. nor under "User" and not ...
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Windows XP Environment Variables

I think my PATH in my environment variables is not working properly and would like to ask a few questions about environment variables in general. What is the difference between User variables and ...
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1answer
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How can I easily add to PATH? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set PATH and other environment variables? In windows (XP) how can I easily append to PATH permanently. I know that you can change it by going to My Computer ...
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SystemRoot not substituted [duplicate]

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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2answers
685 views

Is it possible to make a program or file globally available on your computer?

I am working in a Windows XP Pro environment and I am wondering if there is a simple way to make a program be executable from any path in the command prompt. Are environmental variables needed? And ...
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How can I determine whether a Windows XP cmd variable ends with a given string?

I want to check on whether the last character(s) of an environment variable are \ or .exe. How can I do this in Windows XP SP3?
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Windows XP Create Console Shortcuts for Applications

I have become a fervent console user since I began using the linux shell in my daily workflow. I want to be able to call "C:\Program Files\Application\Application.exe" as application from the command ...
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Path not being searched in Windows XP

I am trying to add the Android Debug Bridge to my PATH in Win XP so that Eclipse won't complain about not being able to find it. Even after I add the platform-tools directory to the path and reset ...
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1answer
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In Windows XP environment variables, what is the difference between user and system variables?

Is there a reason to add a variable to one over the other if I only ever use one user account?
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How to export Environment variables to a text file

I want to have a look into my Environment variables as a text file into XP Professional. Is there any way?
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how to set path environment variable

I want to compile a code in software which is needed to call visual c++;My Os is windows cp professional; I've installed visual studio professional v10.but it still shows an error message indicating ...
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If I change an environment variable can that be reflected in cygwin without restarting?

If I have an environment variable set up in windows xp, e.g. JAVA_HOME I can access this from cygwin. But if I change that environment variable through My Computer whilst cygwin is running, cygwin ...
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Windows XP environment variable for “local setting” folder

There's an environment variable, %appdata%, equal to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\ Is there a variable for either C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local ...
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Set Permanent System variable through bat file

This is a follow-up to Set Permanent Environmental Variable in Windows XP. I want to change System variables in XP through running a bat file. But when I run it I get the error "Too many command-line ...
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Set Permanent Environmental Variable in Windows XP

I want to set environmental variables permanently through a batch file. Is there a command to set Permanent Environmental Variable (other than SETX) for Windows XP service pack 3? command SETX ...
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3answers
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Can I define a Windows (XP) environment variable in terms of another environment variable?

I wish to define two environment variables as follows: PROGRAM_HOME=P: JAVA_DIR=%PROGRAM_HOME%\Java Obviously the following works: dir %PROGRAM_HOME% But, the following doesn't: dir %JAVA_DIR% ...
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Is there an easy way to edit enviroment variables in windows xp?

I wish to be able to edit my environment variables in a more user friendly manner than the Start Menu >My Computer>(right click)Properties>Advanced(tab)>Environment Variables ... and then ...