I installed the 64-bit Java SE 8 update 211 last week in preparation for installing Groovy. I attempted to install the Groovy 2.5.7 SDK earlier today. Initially, it recognized the 64-bit Java I previously installed then, displayed a message claiming it could not confirm the 64-bit version and subsequently installed the 32-bit binaries of Groovy. The file "installed_versions" discusses this issue and states that users can overcome this problem merely by copying the correct/desired versions of the native launcher (in C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7\Supplementary\native) into the Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7\bin directory.

Is this the preferred solution for me to utilize or recover the 64-bit version of Groovy ? It reads as if this is but, it remains difficult for me to accept the fact that the 32-bit binaries were installed rather than their 64-bit counterparts.

Lastly, I cannot launch the Groovy Console from Windows. However, I opened a Command Prompt, navigated to the "bin" directory of Groovy-2.5.7 and was able to launch the console from this location.

My Environment Variables are as follows:

GROOVY_HOME C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7

JAVA_HOME C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_211


PATHEXT (ends with...) ;.groovy;.gy

Please let me know...

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    Two obvious issues: 1/ You haven't added %JAVA_HOME%\bin to your %PATH%, 2/ you have a space in %PATH%. Fix those and install groovy again. – DavidPostill Jun 20 '19 at 20:01

@DavidPostill - Yes, and thank you. It was my oversight of %JAVA_HOME%\bin in %PATH%. I checked %PATH% for the space yet, it was only a typo I made in describing my issues here. The 64-bit Groovy is installed and Console launches.

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