While installing a new software 80% percent chances are that your software will run perfectly fine,
but sometimes due to improper installation, the software does not work properly and finding the issue and then solution for it is quite time consuming also sometimes hard to find the solution
While installing MongoDB Compass on your machine many of you must have been stuck on your
INITIALIZING COMPASS / ACTIVATING PLUGINS screen and unable to fix it.
I came across the same issue and was unable to find a way to fix it,
In the developers tools in compass there was an error message shown
Error: Command failed: powershell (Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem).caption
'powershell' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file
This occurs most probably because of Windows failing to add the MongoDB path so we have to do that manually.
This error can be resolved easily by just adding
user variables in
- Copy (above path)
- goto Advance system settings
- select Advanced
- select Environmental Variables
- select Path (User variables)
- Paste and OK.