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Shrikant Dhayje
Shrikant Dhayje

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Python venv or virtualenv won't activate on windows

Problem

Unable to Activate the Virtual Environment In Windows Operating System.

Details

The issue is specifically for Powershell of Windows Operating System While Activating the virtualenv of Python which does not allow us to run scripts in Powershell Window.

First Solution

Try Running below command in Powershell

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope Process
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Second Solution

Try Running below command in Powershell

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force
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Third Solution

Don't run the File at .\Scripts\activate or .\Scripts\activate.bat.
Instead Run The File At location .\Scripts\activate.ps1.

Fourth Solution

Use the Unix like command Shells Instead of Powershell for example Git Bash Is Lightweight Cli Tool.


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Discussion (3)

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Wojciech

Setting ExecutionPolicy to unrestricted is highly dangerous and discouraged

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Shrikant Dhayje Author

For A normal user it is highly dangerous but if you are a programmer and know what is the script about then no problem for changing.

Thanks for Informing Btw 😊

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Shrikant Dhayje Author • Edited on

if you have any other solutions i will happy to know😊