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How to Add to PATH Environment Variable on Windows

In this concise guide, you will learn how to add a directory to the Path environment variable on Windows.

  1. Press Windows key + S
  2. Type in “edit environment variables for your account” and click it (you won’t need to type the entire sentence) Windows 10 search screenshot
  3. Under the table “User variable for $USER” or “System variables”, scroll and find a Variable named Path Windows 10 user path variable
  4. Either double click the row with Path or single click it and click edit. A new window should open up Windows 10 Path variable window
  5. Click “New”, paste the path to your directory without quotes, and press enter Windows 10 new directory to Path
  6. Click Ok and then click Ok again.