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Is there a more direct way to the environmental variables GUI then...

  1. Right click 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'.
  2. Click 'Advanced System Settings' link.
  3. Click 'Advanced' tab.
  4. Click 'Environment Variables...' button.

Can I make a shortcut to it?

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You can always use "set" (without the quotes) from a command prompt to display, set, or remove environment variables. It doesn't get any more direct than that. – joeqwerty Jan 18 '12 at 18:19
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Starting with Vista, the panel can be displayed from the command line (cmd.exe) with a

rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables

from here

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I recommend this: Open "Run" prompt -> type "SystemPropertiesAdvanced". You will be on the Advanced tab of the System Properties window. From here it's easy. I feel this is an easier command to remember than the command prompt's and a good shortcut.

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