Monthly Archives: December 2011

Oracle SQL Developer: Receiving message “enter the full pathname for java.exe” on Windows 7/ Windows vista

I received the following message repeatedly when trying to start SQL Developer from my installation of Oracle Database 11g Enterprise: Enter the full pathname for java.exe.

No matter how many times I browsed to the correct path, I kept being presented with the exact same dialog box. This was in Windows Vista, and the solution was to right-click on the SQL Developer icon and select “Run as administrator” and pointed  same path where java was installed (E.g., c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_12\bin\java.exe)

It works on Windows 7 as well

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