windows – Python command not working in command prompt

windows – Python command not working in command prompt

I have installed the latest Python for Win10 from Releases for Windows.
Just typing py in the Command Prompt Window starts Python.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15048]
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C:Userssg7>py
Python 3.6.3 (v3.6.3:2c5fed8, Oct  3 2017, 18:11:49) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type help, copyright, credits or license for more information.
>>>`enter code here`

Testing:

>>> print(hello!)
hello!
>>>

Please be aware that in my case Python was installed in C:Userssg7AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36> directory

C:Userssg7AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36>dir
 Volume in drive C is Windows7_OS
 Volume Serial Number is 1226-12D1

 Directory of C:Userssg7AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36

08/05/2018  07:38 AM    <DIR>          .
08/05/2018  07:38 AM    <DIR>          ..
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          DLLs
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          Doc
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          include
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          Lib
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          libs
10/03/2017  07:17 PM            30,334 LICENSE.txt
10/03/2017  07:17 PM           362,094 NEWS.txt
10/03/2017  07:15 PM           100,504 python.exe
10/03/2017  07:12 PM            58,520 python3.dll
10/03/2017  07:12 PM         3,610,776 python36.dll
10/03/2017  07:15 PM            98,968 pythonw.exe
08/05/2018  07:38 AM           196,096 Removescons.exe
08/05/2018  07:38 AM            26,563 scons-wininst.log
08/05/2018  07:38 AM    <DIR>          Scripts
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          tcl
12/18/2017  09:12 AM    <DIR>          Tools
06/09/2016  11:53 PM            87,888 vcruntime140.dll
               9 File(s)      4,571,743 bytes
              10 Dir(s)  20,228,898,816 bytes free

When I am at C:Userssg7> directory level python can be invoked by typing
AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36python

C:Userssamg>AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36python
Python 3.6.3 (v3.6.3:2c5fed8, Oct  3 2017, 18:11:49) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type help, copyright, credits or license for more information.
>>>

Newer Python 3.7 will be installed at:
C:UsersYourUserNameHereAppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython37

If you wish you can add to your path environment variable:
%USERPROFILE%AppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython36

It finally worked!!!

I needed to do things to get it to work

  1. Add C:Python27 to the end of the PATH system variable
  2. Add C:Python27 to the end of the PYTHONPATH system variable

I had to add these to both for it to work.

If I added any subdirectories, it did not work for some reason.

Thank you all for your responses.

windows – Python command not working in command prompt

The video was very useful.

  1. Go to system properties -> Advance ( or type system env in
    start menu.)
  2. Click environment variables
  3. Edit the PATH variable
  4. Add 2 new paths C:Python27 and C:Python27scripts
  5. Run cmd again and type python.

it worked for me

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