ERROR Could not install packages opencv-contrib-python due to an EnvironmentError WinError 5 Access is denied

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to install opencv-contrib-python, but it shows me the below error.

C:\Users\Desktop\mlops-ws\Class note>pip install opencv-contrib-python
Collecting opencv-contrib-python
Using cached opencv_contrib_python-4.2.0.34-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl (39.5 MB)
Requirement already satisfied: numpy>=1.14.5 in c:\users\anaconda3\lib\site-packages (from opencv-contrib-python) (1.18.1)
Installing collected packages: opencv-contrib-python
ERROR: Could not install packages due to an EnvironmentError: [WinError 5] Access is denied: 'C:\\Users\\anaconda3\\Lib\\site-packages\\cv2\\cv2.cp37-win_amd64.pyd'
Consider using the `--user` option or check the permissions.

Apr 20, 2020 in Machine Learning by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

I think you are trying to install from command line. But some packages will not allow you to install without user access.  To avoid this you can use the command.

$ pip install --user opencv-contrib-python

Hope this will help you.

answered Apr 20, 2020 by MD
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thanks, it is helpful

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