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Monday, January 25, 2016

All Geek, All the Time: Path Over 2048 Chars Kills Windir Environment Vari...

It's amazing that we are in 2016, have gone through Windows 8, 8.1, are on 10, and support is still active and available for Windows 7, yet we still have issues like this plaguing us. I was going to write a blog about it, but the blog below is EXACTLY how the issue surfaced for me, and is the EXACT solution as well.

To make it easier, I copied the PATH value out and pasted it into Notepad++, did a Find & Replace with "Extended" checked, and split the lines with a Find value ";" and Replace value ";\n". After removing a couple lines, just reverse the Find and Replace values, copy and paste the single line back into your path, and save. I also had to reboot for it to take affect.

Read up on the issue that's still valid in Windows 7 over 4 years later...

All Geek, All the Time: Path Over 2048 Chars Kills Windir Environment Vari...: All of a sudden my cmd prompts in Windows 7 had no PATH environment variable.  And when I tried to change my path (Right Click on My Compute...

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