August 17, 2010 at 12:44 PM
Path is system wide variable that tells where to find executable files
While Classpath is Enviroment Variable that tells JVM or Java Tools where to find your classes.
In PATH Environment variable you need to specify only .bat,.exe(Executable files that Operating System Uses).
In CLASSPATH environment you need to specify only .class files (i.e., jar, zip files ? Inside jar, zip files you will find only java classes)