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Thread: Getting Java Path Issue

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    Default Getting Java Path Issue

    I tried to compile a java file and run the program from here https://www.interview.com/online-java-compiler/ I got the "javac isn't recognized as an internal or external command" error. Last week it worked just fine.

    The PATH variable seems to have been modified by something. I've tried changing it back to the correct address (C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0\bin), but it doesn't seem to reset. When I go into cmd and type Echo %PATH%, I get the following message.

    C:\WinAVR-20100110\bin;C:\WinAVR-20100110\utils\bin;set PATH="C:\WinAVR-20100110
    \bin;C:\WinAVR-20100110\utils\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"

    How should I change the PATH variable?

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    Default Re: Getting Java Path Issue

    The javac.exe file is in the JDK. For the OS to find it, the PATH variable needs to point to the JDK's bin folder.
    The posted contents of the PATH does not make sense. The set command should not be part of the PATH.
    The PATH should just be valid paths that the OS can use to find commands to execute.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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