Path (or %PATH%) is one of the environment variables in Microsoft Windows. The variable contains a semicolon-delimited (do not put spaces in between) list of directories in which the command interpreter will search for an executable file that matches the given command. Equivalent to the Unix $PATH variable.
Setting up Path in Windows 7[edit | edit source]
1. Go inti the Control Panel.
2. Click System and Security->System->Advanced system settings.
3. In the box that will show up, click the button "Environment Variables...".
4. In the box called "System variables", find the variable called Path, select it and click the button "Edit...".
5. To add a folder adress to the Path, add a semicolon in the end of the field called "Variable value", followed by the adress. Do not put spaces in between.