“yourprogram.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file” Error and Solution

Windows operating system provides the MS-DOS in order to run and execute commands. The “‘mycommand.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file” error is related where the specified command can not be found and can not be executed. There are different reasons related to this error.

“is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file” Error

“is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file” Error Causes

As stated previously this error occurs because the specified program, executable or applications can not be found properly to be executed. There are different reasons for this error some of them are listed below.

Program/Executable/Application Do Not Exist

First of all the program or executable or application may not exist and can not be executed. Check the executable if it is located in the expected directory. The File Explorer or MS-DOS can be used to check program/executable/application existence.

Program/Executable/Application Do Not Exist

Program/Executable/Application Deleted/Removed

The program or executable or application is delete or removed from the Windows. This is especially occurs installed applications where they cna be removed via the Add/Remove Programs . Check the

Program/Executable/Application Is In Different Path

Even the program or executable or application exist it may be located in different path then the expected path. Check if the program is installed to the expected location. You can use the File Explorer in order to search and find the program and check its path.

Program/Executable/Application Is In Different Path

Path Variable Do Not Contains Program/Executable/Application Path

Windows operating systems use the Path Variable in order to search and find specified programs or executable or applications. Paths variable contains multiple paths where provided program or executable is searched for. If the Path variable do not contains the program or executable or application path it can not be started and executed. Check the Path variable and add the program/executable/application path to the Path variable. You can be use the following tutorial for more details.

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