Can't open a read only directory


I recently installed Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with Python support. In a standard installation, Python is installed in:


C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL14.SQL_PYTHON\PYTHON_SERVICES

and the main Microsoft packages, revoscalepy and microsoftml are installed in

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL14.SQL_PYTHON\PYTHON_SERVICES\Lib\site-packages

I wanted to open revoscalepy in Pycharm so I navigated to the directory in the IDE and selected it.  However, it did not open, and no error messages were issued.  Note that this directory is read-only to ordinary users.  Still, I want to be able to use Pycharm to browse it and explore the modules there.  


HOw can I do that?


I'm running


PyCharm 2017.3.4 (Community Edition)
Build #PC-173.4674.37, built on March 6, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1024-b15 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Windows 10 10.0


1 comment

Hello Gerald! You could add this directory as content root to the existing project in Settings| Project| Project Structure. Please let me know if you have any problems with it.


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