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Possible to point ArcMap to Python installation?

Question asked by devonc1301 on Oct 9, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2017 by curtvprice

In order to use Python in Git Bash for Windows I installed Python 2.7 to C:\Python27 since I had previously only had it installed for ArcMap inside the ArcGIS10.1 folder. I accidentally "overwrote" the files in the Python27 folder but afterwards noticed that all the files are still in the ArcGIS10.1 folder. However after the installation I can no longer access ArcPy from the Python Window inside ArcMap.


This thread seemed to point me in the right direction but my Python folder inside Computer>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>SOFTWARE is missing.



I'm wondering if I can simply change a path setting that ArcGIS uses since arcpy and Python27 have not moved to avoid reinstalling anything.