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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/26/2015.

Path-Manager is a small utility for easy management of environment variables. It can add/modify/remove variables and can also save their values for backup.


  • Separately view all System and User environment variables
  • Clear and splitted view of entries
  • Options to check for invalid entries
  • Import/Export support for entire environment setting

Maintainer's note

path-manager appears to be a recoded derivative of pathmanager

To install Path-Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install path-manager

To upgrade Path-Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade path-manager


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'path-manager'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '3573d956fb899c2d7f143f422cb49fc276cb33f4'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileFullPath "$installFile" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
    # create empty sidecar so shimgen creates shim for GUI rather than console
    $shimGui = $installFile + ".gui"
    Set-Content -Path $shimGui `
                -Value $null

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Anurag Saini


© 2013 Anurag Saini


Release Notes

First version (v1.0) was developed with Visual Studio 2012 Express (C#, .NET 4.5)
Second version (v2.0) is developed with Lazarus IDE v1.0.8 (Pascal)
That means, from version 2.0 Path Manager is a native windows application and it no longer needs .NET framework.

This change also resulted in increased size of executable however increase in performance and speed is significant. New executable of version 2.0 is compressed with upx.

Overview of changes (v2.3):

  • Fixed problem of exception on startup
  • Added function to notify all windows that the environment variables have changed

Overview of changes (v2.2):

  • Removed shortcuts for refresh and about (were causing problem in Windows XP)
  • Added Popup-Menu for variable-list and value-list
  • Restart As Admin button now invisible when Path-Manager is run as admin
  • It seemes that environment change message in not broadcast to applications, as for now, I am looking for some proper solution. For the meantime restarting explorer.exe should do the job.

Overview of changes (v2.1):

  • Support for non-admin users
  • Fixed splitter position bug
  • Refresh environment data without relaunch

Overview of changes (v2.0):

  • Now a standalone application, no need of .NET framework
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Takes much less time in saving changes

If you find any bugs in this program then please mail Anurag Saini.
If you find any issues with install/uninstall of this package please contact package maintainer.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Path-Manager 2.2 190 Friday, June 26, 2015 approved
Path-Manager 2.1 226 Friday, June 26, 2015 approved
Path-Manager 2.0 245 Friday, June 26, 2015 approved
Path-Manager 1.0 206 Friday, June 26, 2015 approved

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