SyntaxError: (unicode error) ‘unicodeescape‘ codec can‘t decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UX

Error:

When specifying the file path with Python, the error ‘syntax error: (Unicode error)’ Unicode escape ‘codec can’t decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \ uxxxxxxxx escape’ may occur.

The reason for the error is that “\” is used in a string such as a path, which is treated as an escape sequence. In the windows environment, the combination of ‘\’ and characters represents an escape sequence. Python provides escape sequences including \ \ (backslash) and \ n (line spacing).

Generally speaking, the path is as follows:

C:\Users\Desktop\myproject

Solution:

Windows:

Use the escape sequence “\ \” representing the backslash (on windows \), as follows:

C:\\Users\\Desktop\\myproject

Unix:

Use “/” to separate directories

C:/Users/Desktop/myproject

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