Edit %PATH% Variable in Win 10

////Edit %PATH% Variable in Win 10
Edit %PATH% Variable in Win 102017-09-15T22:55:07+00:00

Edit %PATH% Variable in Win 10

The current version of Windows 10 installed in MCECS labs does not allow a user to edit their %PATH% environment variables through the graphical interface. Below is a command line work around that will allow you to add or remove items contained in your User %PATH% environment variable.

These instructions will also work on Windows 7 if desired.

Step 1:

Click on Start Button and type cmd in the search box. Select “Command Prompt” to launch.

Start menu with cmd search

 

Step 2:

To add file or directory path to your User %PATH% environment variable type the command `pathman /au` followed by the path to the directory or file, such as:  `pathman /au c:\Programs\Python35`

command prompt window showing pathman /au

 

Step 3:

To remove a file or directory from your User %PATH% environment variable type the command `pathman /ru` followed by the path to the directory or file, such as: `pathman /ru c:\Programs\Python35`

command prompt window showing pathman /ru

 

Step 4:

To view the changes you have made to the User %PATH% environment variable you will need to close the current instance of CMD.exe, and then launch a new instance. This forces the shell to load the changes you have made into the current shell environment. To view the User %PATH% variable contents use the command: `echo %PATH%`

command prompt window showing output of echo %path%