'node' is not recognized as an internal or external command


Question

I've been working with node.js v0.6.3, locally installed on Windows Vista at C:\Program Files\Nodejs. I recently upgraded to (by running the installer for) v0.6.6. It seemed like it worked for a while, but now if I try to run node from any directory I get a

'node' is not recognized as an internal or external command

message, though running node from C:\Program Files\Nodejs does work.

I tried rebooting, removing node, reinstalling, reinstalling 0.6.3 - nothing seems to work. I just don't get why node fails to recognize system path, though node works from its base dir?

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11/14/2018 10:24:57 AM

Accepted Answer

Node is missing from the SYSTEM PATH, try this in your command line

SET PATH=C:\Program Files\Nodejs;%PATH%

and then try running node

To set this system wide you need to set in the system settings - cf - http://banagale.com/changing-your-system-path-in-windows-vista.htm

To be very clean, create a new system variable NODEJS

NODEJS="C:\Program Files\Nodejs"

Then edit the PATH in system variables and add %NODEJS%

PATH=%NODEJS%;...
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1/7/2012 9:17:19 AM

Nodejs's installation adds nodejs to the path in the environment properties incorrectly.

By default it adds the following to the path:

C:\Program Files\nodejs\

The ending \ is unnecessary. Remove the \ and everything will be beautiful again.


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