Java ‘jar’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

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I'm getting the following error when I try to run the 'jar' command in the command line on windows :
'jar' is not recognized as an internal or external command

The general solution seems to be that I need to add the jdk bin folder to the PATH in environment variables. I have already done this, I added the following to the path variable :
…; C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_40\bin\;

Though I'm not sure if having the jdk reside in 'program files' instead of 'program files x86' affects this. I'm on 64 bit windows with 64 bit java.
Thanks

Best Answer

The path should only contain directories where the OS will look for executables. Strip the trailing "\jar.exe" to set your path as:

(old path variables here);C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7\bin

Thanks To : @stevevls