In this short guide, you’ll see two methods to find where Python is installed on Windows:
- Using the sys library
Use the Sys Library to Find Where Python is Installed on Windows
You can use the sys library in order to find where Python is installed:
import sys locate_python = sys.exec_prefix print(locate_python)
Here is an example of a path structure that you may get:
Manually Locate Where Python is Installed
Alternatively, you can manually locate where Python is installed by following these steps:
- Type ‘Python’ in the Windows Search Bar
- Right-click on the Python App, and then select “Open file location“
- Right-click on the Python shortcut, and then select Properties
- Click on “Open File Location“
You’ll now get the location/path where your Python is installed on Windows:
Notice that the path under this method matches to the path found under the first method.
Once you retrieved the above path, you’ll be able to upgrade pip for example.