- Platform: Win7 Professional 64-bit, SP1
- Python: 2.7.3 installed from http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7.3/ (Windows X86-64 MSI Installer)
- cx_Freeze package: cx_Freeze-4.3.win-amd64-py2.7.msi
When attempting to execute the cxfreeze script I kept getting 'The system cannot find the path specified.'
After many hours of googling and bashing my head on the table I looked at the cxfreeze scripts that were installed. The paths in these scripts did not match the path to my python installation.
The base path to the python installation on my system is 'c:\python27'. This is where 'python.exe', 'scrpits\', 'libs\', etc... live. For some reason the installed cxfreeze scripts were referring to base paths of 'c:\python\32-bit\2.7' and 'c:\python\64-bit\2.7'.
I'm not sure where those paths came from. When I installed python I just did a straight install without any modifications to the install path during install.
When I installed cx_Freeze there was some mention of using the Python found in the registry. I searched the registry and any references to python were at the 'C:\python27' path, there were no registry keys that had paths that looked like the paths shown in the cx_Freeze scripts.
 I modified the base path in all of the installed scripts in the 'c:\python27\Scripts' directory and that seemed to fix the problem.