I have asked this question on SO, but they suggested, the question is better suited for Superuser.
I installed Python 2.7.9 on Windows 7. It is supposed to have pip built-in. However, during Python installation, pip setup failed. I tried to install pip using get-pip.py, but it also failed giving the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\Users\Ali\Desktop\get-pip.py", line 17853, in <module> main() File "C:\Users\Ali\Desktop\get-pip.py", line 145, in main with open(pip_zip, "wb") as fp: IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'c:\\users\\ali\\appdata\\local\\temp\\tmpe8llat\\pip.zip'
I searched previous answers for similar problems. They mostly refer to running cmd as administrator, which I did, but I still get the same error.
I discovered that when I try to open any file using python in write mode 'w', it fails giving me the same error. I suppose that's why pip couldn't be installed. I tried opening files in different directories, but each time it fails. This is giving me a hard time. Can somebody help me know why python can't write files on my PC?!