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In python, I'm rehearsing the management of .txt files. I've been finding out about it and found that in the event that I attempt to open a file that doesn't exist yet it will make it to a similar directory, from which the code is executed. The issue comes that when I attempt to open it, I get this error:

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\Users\myusername\PycharmProjects\Tests\copy.txt'.

I also tried by specifying the path,

import os

THIS_FOLDER = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))

my_file = os.path.join(THIS_FOLDER, 'copy.txt')

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Seems like you forgot the mode. 

try w:

file = open("copy.txt", "w") 

file.write("Your text goes here") 

file.close() 

default value here is r, if the file is not there it will fail.

'r' open for reading (default)

'w' open for writing, truncating the file first

Other options are,

'x' open for exclusive creation, failing if the file already exists

'a' open for writing, appending to the end of the file if it exists

You can also execute with the help of with statement.

with open("copy.txt", "w") as file:

    file.write("Your text goes here")

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