Pycharm runtime: No Python at dir\that\doesnt\exist

I had Anaconda installed as well as Python3 and this was causing some conflicts. I removed Anaconda and ensured my PATH variables all point to the Python3 install at C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python38-32

I have opened a project in PyCharm and set the python interpreter to that very path: no venv in case it was causing problems.

However, when CTRL+SHIFT+F10 to run it states No Python at 'C:\Users\me\Anaconda3\python.exe'

I have googled this for the past two hours and all I'm finding is "you haven't installed Python" or "set up the PyCharm interpreter to point to the python executable" which I have done. I have even reinstalled Pycharm.

Please can someone suggest what I am doing wrong? There is no sign of Anaconda in the system or in the PyCharm terminal interpreter/project interpreter Thanks.


Forgot to mention, in the Project > Python Interpreter settings I can see the interpreter and all the packages just fine. On the face of it: Everything is working fine. But run-time is giving me the anaconda install dir error.


  • I don't know what caused this problem but it resolved itself. Sorry I cannot offer any insights.