Add Javac to Path in Windows 10

Rashmi Patidar Jul 10, 2021
Add Javac to Path in Windows 10

Environment variables are the dynamic and run-time values that the OS and other software residing over your system can use to determine the information related to the system.

So these are two types user environment variables and system environment variables.

The User-Environment Variables store information related to the user. As the name suggests, it stores details of a user after the user gets logged in.

The System-Environment Variables are a step beyond user variables. It holds the information related to the system and not straight away related to a user. It stores the path variables and details that an application needs in the course of execution.

Steps to add javac to the path variable in Windows 10 are below.

  • Search edit system variables in the search bar of Windows 10.

    Search environment variables in search bar

  • Click on edit system variables and click open to the right side of it.
  • A popup window will get opened named System properties.

    System properties popup

  • Select environment variables to the bottom of the window.

    Environment variables popup

  • A new popup will open to set environment variables.
  • Now go to the System-variables section.
  • Choose the new button to add a new system variable.
  • Give a new name as JAVA_HOME and give its value as the location where Java is kept, like C:\Program Files\java\jdk1.8.0_191.

    set java home to add new system variable

  • Simultaneously, we can browse the path using the browse button of the popup window.
  • Search the JAVA_HOME variable in the System variables list.
  • Go to the Path variable and click on the edit button. A new popup will open.
  • Click the new button on the new window opened.

    Edit path variable

  • Add %JAVA_HOME%\bin in the highlighted new line and click the OK button.

    Add java home in Path variable

Other than the following steps, there is another way to open the environment variables window.

  • Right-click on My Computer over the desktop screen.

    Go to Properties using My computer

  • Click the properties at the very bottom of it.
  • On the left pane, in the search bar, search Advanced System Settings.

    Search environment properties in properties pane

Steps from 4 to 13 are similar in the above steps.

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Rashmi is a professional Software Developer with hands on over varied tech stack. She has been working on Java, Springboot, Microservices, Typescript, MySQL, Graphql and more. She loves to spread knowledge via her writings. She is keen taking up new things and adopt in her career.


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