How to add to the PYTHONPATH in Windows, so it finds my modules/packages?
You know what has worked for me really well on windows.
My Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables >
Just add the path as C:\Python27 (or wherever you installed python)
Then under system variables I create a new Variable called
PythonPath. In this variable I have
This is the best way that has worked for me which I hadn't found in any of the docs offered.
EDIT: For those who are not able to get it,Please add
along with it. Else it will never work.
Windows 7 ProfessionalI Modified @mongoose_za's answer to make it easier to change the python version:
- [Right Click]Computer > Properties >Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables
- Click [New] under "System Variable"
- Variable Name: PY_HOME, Variable Value:C:\path\to\python\version
- Click [OK]
- Locate the "Path" System variable and click [Edit]
Add the following to the existing variable:
Click [OK] to close all of the windows.
As a final sanity check open a command prompt and enter python. You should see
>python [whatever version you are using]
If you need to switch between versions, you only need to modify the PY_HOME variable to point to the proper directory. This is bit easier to manage if you need multiple python versions installed.
From Windows command line:
To set the PYTHONPATH permanently, add the line to your
autoexec.bat. Alternatively, if you edit the system variable through the System Properties, it will also be changed permanently.