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    vm_oldbones Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 11, 2011, 07:58 AM
    SET PATH command to be entered every time I open the Command Prompt
    Dear all,

    I use WinXP SP3 Pro. I have a directory, C:\XEDIT, in which I have DOS programs, among them FULIST.

    In AUTOEXEC.NT, I added "SET PATH=C:\XEDIT\;".

    When I open the Command Prompt window in a directory, say C:\DATA, and enter FULIST, I get the error message "Fulist is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

    I must enter SET PATH=C:\XEDIT\ on the command line, and FULIST works.

    Every time I close the Command Prompt and re-open it, I must re-enter the SET PATH command.

    How can I have the SET PATH activated for good when starting XP?

    Thank you,

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    Scleros Posts: 2,165, Reputation: 262
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    Feb 11, 2011, 11:13 AM

    Setting the PATH environment variable per user account or per system via the Control Panel > System Applet > Advanced Tab > Environment Variables Button has always worked for me.

    Including a path in autoexec.bat located in the drive root seems to work too.
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    vm_oldbones Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 12, 2011, 10:58 AM
    Scleros, did as you said, seems to work for me too now. Thank you very so much for your help!


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