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Thread: Java 'Bin' folder is emptied quite often

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    Hi,

    I have observed a strange behavior in my system. whenever i installed jdk1.8.0_11, the issue is that, unknowingly the 'Bin' folder which is underneath 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_11' is emptied. When and how it is emptied i wouldn't be knowing. I have to download the entire jdk every time in order to have Bin folder content every time.
    I am using my office laptop, Is that the problem? I mean office IT department have any control on this? If so , what can i do to over come this problem?

    Please help. Thanks.


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    Default Re: Java 'Bin' folder is emptied quite often

    We can only guess, since the behavior you describe is not typical, but I suggest that your corporate network policy is to remove "unauthorized" executables, emptying the /bin folder when connected to the company network. You can talk to the IT department, but I recommend you read the corporate policy first so you know what wriggle room there might be, if any.

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    I agree with you. I think we shouldnt be doing anything about this as it is a corporate policy.My another question is that, can we really install JDK as well as JRE into my D drive instead of C drive? Can we add a environment variable having D drive path. However i tried from my end, it really didnt work though. Any advise on how to install into D drive?

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    Default Re: Java 'Bin' folder is emptied quite often

    However i tried from my end, it really didnt work though.
    Are you still talking about your work machine? We can't tell you what you can or can't do with that computer.

    In general, the JRE or SDK doesn't care where it has been placed. Programs that need to know where those files are often look to environment variables, and some OSes even allow the environment to be modified for each user when they log on.

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    Got it! Anyway i will try to install into D drive and try one more time and see how it goes. Thanks very much for your inputs.

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