How to bring all conda environments into one folder
I am on WIN10 with conda version 4.3.23 and anaconda-script.py Command line client (version 1.6.0).
I would like to activate environment
new36, but before activating an environment
conda info --envs gives:
(C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3) C:\Users\Myself>conda info --envs # conda environments: # blender35 C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\blender35 django C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\django ntl C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\ntl python26 C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\python26 python27 C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\python27 python35 C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\python35 python36 C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\python36 webdev C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs\webdev root * C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3
Search path seems to be
C:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\envs and after activating e.g.
conda info --envs gives:
(python36) C:\Users\Myself>conda info --envs # conda environments: # new36 C:\Anaconda3\envs\dggs36 django C:\Anaconda3\envs\django python26 C:\Anaconda3\envs\python26 python27 C:\Anaconda3\envs\python27 python35 C:\Anaconda3\envs\python35 python36 * C:\Anaconda3\envs\python36 webdev C:\Anaconda3\envs\webdev root C:\Anaconda3
ntl disappeared and cannot be activated while
new36 shows up and can be activated; the search path seems to be
Question: How can I move all environments to one folder (and one search path)? I would like to have everything in
My guess is that something got mixed up between conda and anaconda but I do not know which files to check to solve this problem.
Additionally, I found the
.condarc file at
ssl_verify: 'True' channels: - https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/anaconda/pkgs/free/ - anaconda-fusion - defaults - conda-forge show_channel_urls: true channel_priority: true
Edit 1: The user guide about managing environments actually says
TIP: In Windows, it is good practice to deactivate one environment before activating another.
Following this tip, I would not even be able to activate
You can't just move the directories from one location to another. All the scripts within an environment have references to the environment's path as listed by
conda info --envs.
However, you can recreate the same environment from one path to the other path. In summary you will need to gather environment information from old path, re-create environment in new path, delete the old environment, and finally delete the old root when all environments have been re-created.
Old path: c:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3 New Path: C:\Anaconda3
Gather environment information
List all packages of an environment and save it to a file.
c:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\bin\conda list -n ntl > c:\temp\ntl.txt c:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3\bin\conda list -n blender35 > c:\temp\blender36.txt
Use the information in the file to create new environment
Note: The file will contain package name, version and build channel. For packages where build channel is <pip>, use pip to install.
Use package information from c:\temp\ntl.txt here
C:\Anaconda3\bin\conda create -n ntl packagename==version packagename2==version ...
Use package information from c:\temp\blender35.txt here
C:\Anaconda3\bin\conda create -n blender35 packagename==version packagename2==version ...
Delete old path
We'll take the shortcut here. Drop the old path. There really is no need to drop environments individually.
del /S c:\Users\Myself\Anaconda3
Hope this helps.