Newbie question ... reading modules from directories in Windows

Steve Holden sholden at
Sun Dec 31 11:16:29 EST 2000

Peder Jakobsen <jakobsen at> wrote in message
news:5Md36.46251$59.13170408 at
> Just a small question:
> I have added a "C:\Python20\sandbox" directory to my PYTHONPATH
> Now I'm trying to import modules from that directory whole using the
> interactive Python prompt, but it only works if I start python.exe in the
> directory where the module resides.
> I thought by adding the directory where the .py files exist to the Path,
> Python would be able to detect them???
> Thanks in advance,
> Peder Jakobsen, Ottawa
Did you set an envvironment variable, or did you modify the registry?  I
suspect what you need to do is modify the
\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Python\PythonCode\2.0\PythonPath registry entry.

However, it's a lot easier to establish a moduile in your
library, and add any required values to sys.path in there: that way it will
haooen automatically every time Python starts.


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