I installed Python using the "Windows x86-64 executable installer" from https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-383/ . That, however, did not modify the Windows Path variable so I decided to modify it myself.

The python executable lives here:


But there is no pip executable in that directory. It's my understanding that "Windows x86-64 executable installer" was supposed to include pip. So where is it?

Here's the directory listing of this directory:

Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
d-----        6/10/2020   7:54 AM                DLLs
d-----        6/10/2020   7:53 AM                Doc
d-----        6/10/2020   7:53 AM                include
d-----        6/10/2020   7:53 AM                Lib
d-----        6/10/2020   7:53 AM                libs
d-----        6/10/2020   7:54 AM                Scripts
d-----        6/10/2020   7:54 AM                tcl
d-----        6/10/2020   7:53 AM                Tools
-a----        5/13/2020  10:43 PM          31453 LICENSE.txt
-a----        5/13/2020  10:43 PM         905782 NEWS.txt
-a----        5/13/2020  10:42 PM         100424 python.exe
-a----        5/13/2020  10:42 PM          58952 python3.dll
-a----        5/13/2020  10:42 PM        4208200 python38.dll
-a----        5/13/2020  10:42 PM          98888 pythonw.exe
-a----        5/13/2020  10:43 PM         100880 vcruntime140.dll
-a----        5/13/2020  10:43 PM          44320 vcruntime140_1.dll

Any ideas?


2 Answers 2


So where is pip?

Assuming you chose the option to install pip via the installer, pip.exe should be located under the Scripts directory:

ex. Python/Scripts

pip.exe - Python Scripts Directory - Screenshot

So you should be able to add ex.:


to your environment variables if you want to allow access to the executables in Scripts globally via the command line.

However, while adding the Scripts directory to your Windows environment is useful (and I would recommend you do this for potential access to other exectuables created by Python), I would recommend NOT accessing pip like this.

Instead, you should use python -m pip in place of just pip. In short, this can help avoid possible headaches with "missing" modules when more than one copy of Python is installed on Windows (ex. if you need to use a copy of Python in a Python virtual environment for an isolated project).



Did you try in set path from the command line (cmd)?

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Users\neubert\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38

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