Title: Unable to launch IDLE in windows 7
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.5
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: terry.reedy, trencyclo
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2017-07-13 13:49 by trencyclo, last changed 2017-07-14 20:05 by terry.reedy.

Messages (2)
msg298284 - (view) Author: dongdong (trencyclo) Date: 2017-07-13 13:49
"unable to create user config directory   Z:\.idlerc   check path and permisssion"

It through out this error, when I try to launch the IDLE not as an adminnistrator acount. There is an networed disk memory Z: on my computer

this error is caused by script in the Lib/idlelib directory. Here is a solution:
msg298373 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-07-14 20:05
This is a duplicate of #8231.  But before I close this, when you do 
> set
in the console (command prompt), what HOME* variables are set and is USERPROFILE?

In python, what does 

>>> from os.path import expanduser
>>> expanduser('~')
Date User Action Args
2017-07-14 20:05:48terry.reedysetassignee: terry.reedy
type: crash -> behavior
components: + IDLE
2017-07-14 20:05:12terry.reedysetnosy: + terry.reedy
messages: + msg298373
2017-07-13 13:49:20trencyclocreate