# Permanently setting PATH from CMD windows 8

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I'm setting up a custom command line utility, and the 'installer' adds a PATH entry. It works after this for the current session. After I close and open the command prompt, the PATH is reset and the command line isn't available any more. What's this about and how do I permanently set it from CMD?

### How do I permanently set the PATH from a cmd shell?

You need to use setx instead of set.

Example:

SetX PATH "c:\my dir;%PATH%"


Notes:

• "s are recommended in case any of the path elements contain spaces.
• The cmd shell should be run as Administrator.
• Use /m to set the PATH in the system environment instead of the user environment.

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