Being a power user, my %PATH% variable just isn't long enough to install everything I want to install.

Is there any way I can extend the effective length of the variable, or otherwise get more paths available?

I'd prefer to use system variables, rather than user variables.

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You could use SUBST for long paths, and assign a drive letter. Add that to the path, and you've just increased your variable length.

SUBST x: "A\very\long\path\here"

Where x: is an unused driver letter. Then in your PATH variable, replace "A\very\long\path\here" with x:

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