Python IDLE and Access Denied

W. eWatson notvalid2 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 14 07:17:23 CEST 2008


Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:07:06 -0700, "W. eWatson"
> <notvalid2 at sbcglobal.net> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
> 
>> I had just finished working with IDLE, and tried to double-click on a py 
>> file. It produced an OK dialog with the path to the file and the msg "access 
>> denied." All my py files act that way. I rebooted and the same thing 
>> continues. I copied one py program to another computer, and accessed it 
>> there. Python 2.4. Suggestions?
> 
> 	Off-hand, I'd suspect some of your mistakes in trying to get a
> console to run Python programs has left the association between .py and
> the Python interpreter in a mess.
> 
> 	Go back to the console and enter
> 
> ftype python.file
> 
> exactly -- nothing else, and see what it displays. If it looks anything
> other than (change the E: to whatever your installation uses)
> 
> C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis Lee Bieber>ftype python.file
> python.file="E:\Python24\python.exe" "%1" %*
> 
> then you'll need to change it... (again ensure the path is correct)
> 
> ftype python.file="E:\Python24\python.exe" "%1" %*
> 
> 
> 	The other place to explore would be from a directory window:
> Tools/Folder Options/File Types
> 
> Find PY, click [advanced], select open, click [edit]
> 
> 	In the "Application used..." box, you should see (again, adjust for
> your path)
> 
> "E:\Python24\python.exe" "%1" %* 
> [x] use DDE
> Application: Python
> Topic: System
> 
> (Hmmm, I don't recall if DDE is really applicable, but that's what mine
> shows).
> 
> 
Thanks, again, but this one mysteriously disappeared. I managed to open my 
py file into IDLE and saved it to see if that would work. It did and all is 
well.

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