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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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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Remoting into Windows 7 computer wipes out PATH

When I remote into my Windows 7 computer (local admin user), weird things are happening. I had RDC (mstsc) and Windows Explorer icon on my Task Bar, clicked on them then "cannot find item" error, ...
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278 views

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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%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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What does “Drive:\\folder name” mean in openfiles

We use server 2008 R2 as server and win7, win8 and win xp pcs as client. If we open files of server in client pc, server shows the list of open files in openfiles (Shared folders>> Open files) as ...
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38 views

Where is the path defined for the windows “run prompt”

Pressing Windows-R brings up the run-prompt. I start programs from this all the time. I installed a newer version of an application (devenv.exe) -- the old version is in a different directory, and I ...
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74 views

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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Trying to access Libraries folder with cygwin

I saved some files in Libraries -> Documents on windows 7 and I try to access to those files with cygwin. Where is that folder Documents ? I've looked under /cygdrive/c/Users/my_user/ but I ...
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1answer
44 views

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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96 views

Windows XP style compact path in Windows 7 file browser window

I do lots of navigating between folders trying to keep projects synced and I've tried using things like winmerge but they're too clunky and slow. I switched back to old fashioned windows explorer but ...
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Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

Apoligies if this was already asked, but everything related i found seemed to be about starting a batch file in a relative path, which isn't what i want. I have a folder scheme like (highly ...
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380 views

What should I fill in “path for boot option”?

I am really confused about this case. I have a new laptop but no DVD drive. I want to install windows by USB. I have set my USB to bootable, and the problem is, there is no option for BOOT priority ...
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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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How to change my system path when it is already too long?

In windows 7, my system path is too long. I want to edit it so I can remove some unneeded paths. However when I click advanced system settings ... [Window Title] ...
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667 views

What is difference between %WinDir% and %SystemRoot%?

What is difference between %Windir% and %Systemroot% in Windows Path Location? Both of them show "Windows" folder location.
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127 views

Special characters in Emacs dired and attachment paths on Windows 7: “\374” instead of “ü” displayed

I want to use dired+ in Emacs for browsing directory paths on Windows 7. I'm having problems with special characters like äöü in dired mode and in attachment paths: dired When I'm trying to ...
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123 views

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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370 views

What is “Program Files (x86)” actully used for

i was installing Sekien no Inganock ~What a Beautiful People~ Fullvoice Reborn onto my computer last night, since learning about Symbolic links i've created a Visual Novels Folder in Program Files, ...
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1answer
60 views

Can't stroke path, have done everything the online tutorials say (and trust me, I have looked at all of them)

I made a path with the pen tool. I tried selecting and deselecting it. I made sure the visibility was on. I edit stroked and right click stroked. I closed and restarted gimp. It worked before, and now ...
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536 views

How to have right click menu to copy full folder path to clipboard?:

How can I add a right click menu item so that when actioned on a folder it will copy the full folder path to the clipboard. eg. If I right click on folder "ABC" on the desktop it should copy ...
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1answer
375 views

Duplicates in the Path Variable Windows 7

Is it safe to remove duplicates from the Path Variable ? The Path Variable of my Windows 7 OS looks like this: 1 C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common; 2 C:\Program Files\Common ...
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516 views

Changing Windows 7 PATH avriable [duplicate]

I saw this question and answer but this is not working for me. I am following Python tutorials. There is a section that requires me to change the path variable. I used the instructions in the command ...
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1answer
64 views

In Windows 7 where should Path be set by Programs?

What are the proper procedures for the setting and use of the environment variable PATH in Windows 7? I have a Dell Desktop that defines 19 entries in the Path variable. These include 5 entries for ...
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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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1answer
192 views

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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1answer
660 views

GitHub's password cache helper doesn't recognize git in path

I'm trying to set up the password caching utility that GitHub recommends for Windows 7 at the bottom of this page. When I run the installer, it tells me that it can't find GIT in my path environment ...
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1answer
2k views

chkdsk: setting a specific path is not working

I can set the drive (volume), but not directory path or file path. chkdsk (with /h) utility shows that I could set the optional parameter path and filename, but I get the following message instead. ...
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1answer
358 views

Starting a program in a bat file using the Path variable

I often use a command line application. Its path is defined in the environment options, so in the PATH variable. When I manually launch the console and if I type the program name, it's launched. For ...
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1answer
253 views

Why does window's Run run program from wrong path?

I have python 3.3 and 2.7 installed on my computer. Lately I decided to run python 2.7 more form Run, when previously python 3.3 was used. ("python" auto-completes in Run) In order to do it, I ...
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343 views

Start program from relative path

In Linux when I have a folder structure like : ~/projects ~/bin I could go to projects and start whatever program is in bin with ../bin/binary_to_launch In Windows when I try the same thing, I ...
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Where is java jre path specified in Windows 7?

I have java installed including jre 6 and 7 on Windows 7 64-bit. When I type java -version at the command line I get: C:\>java -version java version "1.6.0_22" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment ...
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1answer
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Jdk1.7.0_10 with eclipse Juno

I downloaded Eclipse IDE for Java Developers for Windows 64 Bit from - eclipse download , and also jdk-7u9-windows-i586.exe from oracle downloads . Then I installed the JDK in C:\Program Files ...
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System Path disappears when connected to network. (Win 7)

I recently made some system changes - in particular, installing SQL Server 2012 Developer (though I can't swear that this is what caused the problem). When I rebooted, I noticed that all my path ...
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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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1answer
269 views

Windows 7, show paths with with slash instead of backslash

I'm looking for a way to make Windows always present the paths as slashes instead of backslashes in order to save me a lot of hassle when copy-pasting paths to Java code. To make it more clear, I ...
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196 views

How to get path of currently open file in Windows 7 in any application

Is it possible to get the path of the currently open file (path on local disk or network path UNC) in the frontmost window in Microsoft Windows 7? If it would be possible at least for Microsoft ...
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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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1answer
320 views

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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2answers
628 views

Windows 7 “open command window here” not getting updated path variable

I have just edited my PATH variable, adding one directory at the end. When I run CMD.EXE from the start menu and typed PATH, I could see my new directory. But when I opened a command window by ...
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Why doesn't DIR show C:\Users\Yours Truly\AppData?

[Pardon the Windows-noob question!] It often happens that the paths I can read off the Windows Explorer GUI do not correspond to anything I can see with DIR (in the CMD command line). For example, ...
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1answer
553 views

Windows 7 - extending path variable by another entry leads to failure

I experience a very strange problem. I have the following path variable. %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Python27\;C:\Python27\Scripts;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft ...
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Setting Path in Windows

If I were to execute all executables in Windows in cmd, does that mean I need to add all folders containing executables to PATH? Coming from Linux, this seems like a huge hassle. Is there any way to ...
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Win7: messed up system - set too long path variable

I just messed up my Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I tried to install CMake - and during installation i got an error saying something like it can't set the path variable, because it is too long (I ...
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1answer
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Prepend to PATH variable (Windows)

I want to prepend a directory to the windows path (I am running Windows 7 64-bit). However I can not find any way to do this: Changing the PATH variable via the GUI is not working as it is always ...
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1answer
376 views

Prevent Windows System %PATH% from being prepended to user %PATH?

I know how to set system or user specific environment variables: Now, the problem is that the PATH variable is treated such that the value you enter for the user PATH will be automatically appended ...
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Windows 7's PATH and environment variables are corrupted

I have no clue, but lately I've been having this problem. After running my workstation suddenly something destroys PATH and lots of stuff stops working. Initially, my path had MANY directories listed ...
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1answer
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Adding a directory to user PATH doesn't work?

I just installed gvim on my Windows system (it's on C:\gvim, anyway). Then I add C:\gvim\vim73\ on the user PATH, not the system PATH. After that, I tried to invoke vim from the command prompt. Nope, ...
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How to unzip zip archives that have more than 260 symbols in their name?

I have a big zip file (approximately 650 MB) that I want to unzip. I already shortened the name of the zip file to just 1 letter and stored it directly on the C: folder. So I can´t shorten the path ...