The term 'go' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program

Issue

After running…

go run main.go

I get this error

go : The term 'go' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify
that the path is correct and try again.

Solution

SOLVED: Go to visual studio code (assuming this is installed) ctrl + shift + p to open command window type

Go: current GOPATH

this should give you a path create a system environment variable named GOPATH and add that path into that variable.

Make sure the system environment variables are set to:

GOPATH is set (in my case) to C:\Users[username]\go

GOROOT is set to C:\go\

IDE is Visual Studio Code.

Answered By – Travis Rivera

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (GoLangFix Admin)

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