file open problem

Larry Bates lbates at
Fri Jan 23 16:34:51 CET 2004

It is just a guess but pytest.txt doesn't appear
to exist in c:\temp directory on the laptop.
Double check for the existence of this file.


"Neil MacGaffey" <neilmacgaffey at> wrote in message
news:mailman.692.1074868692.12720.python-list at
> Hi  - I'm new to python and am stymied by something
> that should be simple.  The file open command below
> works fine on my desktop machine, but I cant get it to
> work on my laptop.  Since using Python on my laptop is
> realistically the only way I'm going to find the time
> to learn Python, this is a big problem for me.  Here's
> what I'm up against:
>  PythonWin 2.3.3 (#51, Dec 18 2003, 20:22:39) [MSC
> v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.
> Portions Copyright 1994-2001 Mark Hammond
> (mhammond at - see
> 'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright
> information.
> >>> fobj = open(r'c:\temp\pytest.txt','r')
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
> IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
> 'c:\\temp\\pytest.txt'
> The laptop is a Sony VIAO that's about 2 years old.
> Its running Windows 2000, SP4.  The desktop is an
> older machine, but with the same Windows environment.
> I've obtained a fresh download of Python 2.3.3 and the
> Win32 extension and have re-installed both a couple of
> times with no apparent problems.  I also tried
> dropping back to Python 2.3.2, but had same result.
> Any ideas as to what I should be looking at on this
> laptop that might be causing the problem?
> Thank you
> Neil
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