Add a single exe in given directory to PATH environmental variable



As an IT administrator, adding a single executable file to the Windows Path Environmental Variable can provide your users with a more streamlined experience when running certain programs. The Windows Path Environmental Variable is a list of directories that the Operating System will check when looking to find an executable file. By adding a single executable to the Path Environmental Variable, the Operating System will be able to quickly locate and run the application without the user having to manually locate the file.

In order to add a single executable file to the Windows Path Environmental Variable, an IT administrator will need to open up the Control Panel and navigate to System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings. On the Advanced tab, the user will need to click Environment Variables and then select Path from the System Variables list. The Path Environmental Variable will then be displayed in the Variable Value text box. The administrator will need to add a semicolon after the last directory listed in the Variable Value and then type in the full path to the executable. For example, if the executable was located in the C:\\Program Files folder, the administrator would type in ;C:\\Program Files.

Once the administrator has added the path to the executable file, they will need to click OK to save the changes. Any changes to the Path Environmental Variable will not take effect until the user has logged out and back in or restarted the machine. After logging back in, the executable file can now be run anywhere on the computer by simply typing in the name or by double clicking the icon.

In conclusion, adding a single executable file to the Windows Path Environmental Variable can be a useful tool for an IT administrator. By adding the executable to the Path Environmental Variable, users can quickly and easily run the program without having to manually locate the file. For additional security, the administrator can also set the permissions on the file so that only certain users are able to access and execute the file.

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