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Tumblr CrossPost:To frustrated Python anon, I don't know
Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2zHdrxu at December 06, 2018 at 08:46AM

Let me see if I can copy it here with the images so other people can see it. 

To frustrated Python anon, follow the Occam’s razor: check if you’re making smaller mistakes like those I have mentioned before presuming the issue is right at the start with this. 

Full credit to nonnie whose generosity is celebrated on Dec 5th of every year: 

Written by: A dummy
For: Dummies
Disclaimer: I don’t know Python. I don’t know coding. I don’t know what paths are and why people have to use them. I can only tell you what works for me and my two other friends I have shown, but I cannot answer your deep questions. I sorry.

Step 1: Check your storage space, folks.

I cannot stress this enough. If you don’t have enough storage space, then if you have a big blog, it won’t be able to finish downloading. A very quick and dirty cheat that I have is that I know a friend of mine with a 16k+ posts on their blog and the whole blog backing up takes a whole 24Gb of space, so if you have more or less posts, you can just check your storage and semi-calculate how much it’s gonna cost in terms of memory

Step 2: Go to this link
https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2712/
Download the file titled “Windows x86 MSI installer” and install it, preferably in the same folder you are gonna put your back up blog(s) into 

Make note of the spot where your new python folder (after installation) is located. To see the address, press the top bar once.

Step 3: Go to this link:
https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils/zipball/master
It should automatically download for you. Unzip the file in the same folder you would like your future backup blog(s) to be in (At this step it should also contain the Python folder)

Go to the folder title Bbolli-something something and like before, make note of the address, this time, I would recommend also copy the address (Ctrl+C or just the traditional left click, copy)

Step 4: Go to Control Panel, and search for “Advanced system settings”

Click it, a table will pop up, then click “Environment variables”, scroll down the “System variables” until you find a Variable titled “Path”, select it and then press Edit.

There are two case scenarios
1/ This ‘Path’ is empty, in which case, please go ahead and paste your copied address of the Bbolli-something folder, following by a semi-colon ( ; ) (No space in between) and then remember the Python folder address? Copy paste that too, pasting it directly after the semi-colon (Again, no space between the letter and the semi colon) 

 2/ The second scenario is that this ‘Path’ is not empty. This happens to me and many others, in which case, you simply press edit, ignore whatever is written in that path, type in a semi-colon ( ;) then following immediately by the Bbolli-something address, and then another semi colon, and the python folder address. Click OK and then just turn the Environmental Variables off.

Step 5: Open your system search and type in “Command Prompt"and press enter (Hacker voice “I’m in.”)

And the rest was already covered in the other guides (but if you need it I can copy it here). 

Tags:PDWCrosspost, tumblr backup

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
December 06, 2018 at 08:46AM


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