Access path

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

access pathThe access path is the location Microsoft DOS or Windows looks when a command is not an internal command or in the current directory. For example, when typing in "fdisk" as a command, if the access path is not set to the location of fdisk.exe, you'll receive a "bad command or file name" error message. Even if this file exists elsewhere on the computer.

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External command, Internal command, Operating system terms, Path