# The COPYPATH Environment Variable

The value of the environment variable COPYPATH is used by AcuBench (and the ACUCOBOL-GT compiler) to search for COBOL COPY files. When AcuBench (or the compiler) needs to access a COPY file, it searches, from first to last, the directories specified in COPYPATH.

You can define COPYPATH to specify one or more relative or absolute directory paths. By default, COPYPATH is set to the relative paths of the project's screen, COPY, resource, report, and FD folders (%screendir%, %copydir%, %resdir%, %reportdir%, and %layoutdir%). It also includes the absolute path of C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\extend x.x.x\AcuGT\sample\def), which contains the ACUCOBOL-GT .def COPY files supplied with your system.

Note: A copy of these .def COPY files can also be found in the default samples directory, which is %PUBLIC%\Documents\Micro Focus\extend x.x.x\sample.

You can change the value of COPYPATH in one of two ways:

1. Use the Environment tab of the Project Settings dialog box.