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# Can't configure the path for JDK.

Jackson Curtis
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 22, 2011
Posts: 2
Hi all. I'm just learning java and I was wondering if you could all help me out here.
I just installed jdk on my computer under C:\Program Files\Java
But when I try to path it under enviromental variables. It doesn't seem to work.
My path is C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0\bin and when I type javac at the command line it gives me an error.
It works when I go to access it manually with the cd command. But I can't seem to get the path working.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Cheers, John
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11748

18

did you open a new command window after setting the path? type "echo %path%" and see if the path to the JDK is really there.

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Jackson Curtis
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 22, 2011
Posts: 2
I just did that and it gave C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0
So yeah. Its in the right place but it doesn't seem to work when I do javac.
*EDIT*
Nvm. I fixed it.
Thank you so much for your help
;) see you all around.
bhanu chowdary
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Joined: Mar 09, 2010
Posts: 256
Welcome to Javaranch

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.

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