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Hey,
I'm new to atom and python.
As far as I understand, i need to run Atom through the cmd and point to the folder where the python.exe file is installed.
My question is if I create a file with a .py extension in another folder and want to run it, how do I change the Atom settings so that the file can run properly?
The error I keep getting in this situation is:
"python was not found but can be installed from the microsoft store"
Thanks, oron.

What I have tried:

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Updated 4-Nov-19 1:49am

You can add the path to the python directory in your PATH environment variable. This way, you will not have to provide the full path to the python.exe executable.
   
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oronsultan 4-Nov-19 7:54am
   
How exactly do i do it? Can you please tell me what steps I should take?
phil.o 4-Nov-19 8:00am
   
There you will get the method:
How to Add to Windows PATH Environment Variable[^]
oronsultan 4-Nov-19 8:04am
   
this is what i have:
C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38\Scripts\;C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38\;C:\Users\OronS\.dnx\bin;C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\atom\bin
is this ok?
phil.o 4-Nov-19 8:06am
   
How should I know? :)
I do not have access to your computer, so there is no way for me to check for the correctness of these settings. The only thing I can say is that this seems synctactically correct.
oronsultan 4-Nov-19 8:11am
   
the python.exe file does exist in this path, but I have 2 questions:
A. Is it okay to have two paths regarding python? (One for python.exe and one for its scripts)
B. Do I need to make changes to atom settings so that python files run according to the environment variable?
phil.o 4-Nov-19 8:53am
   
A. As long as you do not have a python.exe file in each directory, it's ok. (Otherwise, you cannot predict which file will be launched)
B. I don't think so. The PATH variable is a system-wide feature which do not need any accomodation to be used.
oronsultan 5-Nov-19 1:06am
   
Found the answer!
On the top menu click Packages -> Script -> Configure script and on the 'Current Working Directory' copy the path which python.exe is install, e.g: C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38
oronsultan 5-Nov-19 1:06am
   
Found the answer!
On the top menu click Packages -> Script -> Configure script and on the 'Current Working Directory' copy the path which python.exe is install, e.g: C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38
oronsultan 5-Nov-19 1:06am
   
Found the answer!
On the top menu click Packages -> Script -> Configure script and on the 'Current Working Directory' copy the path which python.exe is install, e.g: C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38
Found the answer!
On the top menu click Packages -> Script -> Configure script and on the 'Current Working Directory' copy the path which python.exe is install, e.g: C:\Users\OronS\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38
   

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