sebastian sebastian - 1 year ago 611
Python Question

selenium - chromedriver executable needs to be in PATH

quote from the error msg: 'chromedriver' executable needs to be in PATH

I was trying to code a script using selenium in pycharm. But then I got the above error. I have already linked my selenium to pycharm as seen here: -(fresh and up to date)

I am new to selenium, isnt chromedriver in the folder "selenium."
If it isnt where can I find it and add it to the path?

By the way, tried typing "chromedriver" in cmd, it wasnt recognized as an internal or external command.


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\common\", line 64, in start
stdout=self.log_file, stderr=self.log_file)
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\", line 947, in __init__
restore_signals, start_new_session)
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\", line 1224, in _execute_child
PermissionError: [WinError 5] Adgang nægtet

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:/Users/sebastian/PycharmProjects/web/", line 10, in <module>
browser = webdriver.Chrome("C:/Users/sebastian/desktop/selenium-3.0.1")
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\chrome\", line 62, in __init__
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\common\", line 76, in start
os.path.basename(self.path), self.start_error_message)
selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'selenium-3.0.1' executable may have wrong permissions. Please see

Exception ignored in: <bound method Service.__del__ of < object at 0x01EDEAF0>>
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\common\", line 163, in __del__
File "C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\common\", line 135, in stop
if self.process is None:
AttributeError: 'Service' object has no attribute 'process'

Answer Source

You can download ChromeDriver here:

then add it either to your path, or put it in the same directory as your python script or specify the location directly, e.g.

driver = webdriver.Chrome('C:/path/to/chromedriver.exe')
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