Python Does Not Open Through Start Menu -> ArcGIS

Discussion created by tkoo02 on Jun 27, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2012 by tkoo02

I am relatively new to GIS and very new to the world of Python Scripting.  Here's my issue:  I downloaded the newer standalone version of Python a little while back not realizing that 2.6.5 was already on my system in the ArcGIS folder.  My guess is that when I downloaded the newer version (3.2), it may have removed previous versions that were already installed (2.6.5).  So, when I go into ArcGIS -> Python 2.6 -> IDLE (Python GUI) on the start menu, nothing comes up and says that cannot be found.  So I don't know if I have to load the program on all over again or what.

Any help would be much appreciated!