Cannot Determine a Valid Java Home

Sheeraz Gul Aug 12, 2022
Cannot Determine a Valid Java Home

This tutorial demonstrates the cannot determine a valid java home error in Java.

Cannot Determine a Valid Java Home

The error cannot determine a valid java home occurs when the Java Home path is not correctly set. We must follow the steps to correctly set our Java Home to solve this issue.

Even after that, the same error occurs. Follow the steps below to solve this issue.

First, define a new variable JAVA_HOME and assign it the path of the Java installation directory.

JAVA_HOME =  C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.2

Now update the Path variable and add the bin directory.


Now add this to your Path variable; this can be done from environment variables.


Now you can check if it’s working or not; insert the following command in CMD or shell.

java -version

The output for this will be:

java version "17.0.2" 2022-01-18 LTS
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 17.0.2+8-LTS-86)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 17.0.2+8-LTS-86, mixed mode, sharing)
Author: Sheeraz Gul
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Sheeraz is a Doctorate fellow in Computer Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China. He has 7 years of Software Development experience in AI, Web, Database, and Desktop technologies. He writes tutorials in Java, PHP, Python, GoLang, R, etc., to help beginners learn the field of Computer Science.

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