Environment Variables?

By the_GIMP
Apr 27, 2008
  1. Hey everyone. Could anybody explain what the Environment Variables window is for? under My Computer->Advanced Tab, Environmental Variables.

    thanx :D
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Environment variables are a set of dynamic values that can affect the way running processes will behave on a computer. You can find out a lot with a wikipedia search or a plain ol Gurgle search.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here's one:

    Click on Start->Run-> %temp%

    Your temp folder will open using this Environment Variable (%temp%)
    You can delete everything in the Temp folder (that opens) too.

    Here's some more Recognized Environment Variables
  4. the_GIMP

    the_GIMP TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    cool thanx for the replys ppl
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