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Help Problem with python : python-3.8.3rc1-amd64


On 5/11/20 9:25 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 5/11/20 8:33 PM, Buddy Peacock wrote:
>> I am trying to install python on my surface with windows 10, version 1903,
>> build 18362.778.  The installer seems to think everything worked. But there
>> is no Python folder anywhere on the system.  I looked in the root directory
>> as well as "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" and not in any users
>> folders either.  I have uninstalled and re-installed twice.  Once after
>> shutting down and restarting.  Your help would be appreciated as I am
>> taking an on-line programming class.
> 
> Unless you specifically selected "install for all users" it's probably
> going to be installed to your home directory under the hidden folder
> "AppData," specially "AppData\Local\Programs\Python."  Be sure to tell
> the installer to put python in your path--that way no matter where it
> is, from the command prompt you can just run "python" and it will fire
> up the interpreter. 

That's what the Python Launcher is for... instead of always having to
get the path to python itself into the Windows path - and change it each
time the version bumps, since the path includes the version number -
"py" goes in your path in a place it's always found, so "py" from a
command prompt works, with options to select a specific Python if you
have several installed.  Bonus: "py" works from PowerShell as well
("python" tends not to).