Unable to download qiime2

I am trying to install QIIME 2 within a conda environment. I am following the online procedure and have successfully installed anaconda. Once I get the to the following step:
conda env create -n qiime2-amplicon-2024.2 --file qiime2-amplicon-2024.2-py38-linux-conda.yml

I receive an error message that reads: EnvironmentFileNotFound: 'C:\Users\Alejandro\qiime2-amplicon-2024.2-py38-linux-conda.yml' file not found

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Help is appreciated. Thank you.

Hello Alejandro,

Welcome to the forums! :qiime2:

EnvironmentFileNotFound: 'C:\

This error not only tells us the file is not found, the path shows us this is running on Windows.

Qiime2 does not work on Windows, but it does work on WSL!
(This is what I use.)

Set up WSL and try installing Qiime2 into a WSL terminal.

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I was able to download wsl. But when I type wsl into my powershell and then enter this command: "conda env create -n qiime2-amplicon-2024.2 --file qiime2-amplicon-2024.2-py38-linux-conda.yml"

I receive this error message "conda: command not found"

How should I proceed? I appreciate your help.


Interesting... Have you tried using the WSL terminal (without PowerShell)?

Also, you will have to install Miniconda, see these full instructions:

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Sorry, no luck. From my anaconda powershell, it runs the code but then fails to complete the download. It looks like this:

Yeah, that's still powershell and it's not going to work.

Use WSL :point_down:

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