'Access is denied' while i am running a command in powershell

Pranav Ravuri 21 Reputation points

Hi, I am new to the powershell so this might be an easy question. I am trying to make a python 3.7 virtual environment using virtualenv. to give you a context in already have python 3.8 in my laptop what is also added to the path variable but python 3.7 is not added to the path variable while installation. the command I ran was but I am getting 'Access is denied' error can anyone help.
PS D:\Pranav\Software Output\Python> virtualenv --python="C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 3.7" p37\env1
RuntimeError: failed to query C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Python 3.7 with code 13 err: 'Access is denied'

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  1. T. Kujala 8,706 Reputation points

    Have you verified that you run the command as administrator?

    You can also check that you have enough rights to the target (D:\Pranav...}


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