getting java lang IllegalStateException The path to the driver executable must be set by the webdriver chrome driver system property

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WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Users\\HP\\Desktop\\Selenium\\Selenium\\driver\\chromedriver.exe");

driver.get("https://www.facebook.com/");

chromedriver exe file is available in the mentioned path.

could anyone please help on this . thanks
Sep 3, 2019 in Selenium by Sivaranjani
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Hi Sivaranjani, to resolve your issue, Driver path should be set before browser launch as given below.

System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Users\\HP\\Desktop\\Selenium\\Selenium\\driver\\chromedriver.exe");
WebDriver driver =new ChromeDriver();
driver.get("https://www.facebook.com/");

answered Sep 3, 2019 by Abha
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public class BaseClass {

public WebDriver driver;

public WebDriver initializeBrowser() throws IOException {

Properties prop = new Properties();

FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(

"C:\\Users\\UJJAWAL\\eclipse-workspaceNupur\\EtoEProject\\src\\main\\java\\MavenAcademy\\data.properties");

prop.load(fis);

String browserName = prop.getProperty("browser");

if (browserName.equalsIgnoreCase("Chrome")){

System.setProperty("Webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Users\\UJJAWAL\\Downloads\\chromedriver_win32\\chromedriver.exe");

driver = new ChromeDriver();

--> I m still getting the same issue
Can you please check if if your have set the right path for your Chrome driver?

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