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Converts .py to .exe using a simple graphical interface.

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Auto PY to EXE

A .py to .exe converter using a simple graphical interface and PyInstaller in Python.

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auto-py-to-exe Demo

Getting Started


  • Python: 3.6-3.12

To have the interface displayed in the images, you will need Chrome. If Chrome is not installed or --no-chrome is passed, the default browser will be used.

Installation and Usage

Installing via PyPI

You can install this project using PyPI:

$ pip install auto-py-to-exe

Then to run it, execute the following in the terminal:

$ auto-py-to-exe

If you have more than one version of Python installed, you can use python -m auto_py_to_exe instead of auto-py-to-exe.

Installing via GitHub

$ git clone
$ cd auto-py-to-exe
$ python install

Then to run it, execute the following in the terminal:

$ auto-py-to-exe

Running Locally via Github (no install)

You can run this project locally by following these steps:

  1. Clone/download the repo
  2. Open cmd/terminal and cd into the project's root folder
  3. Execute python -m pip install -r requirements.txt
  4. Execute python -m auto_py_to_exe to run the application

Using the Application

  1. Select your script location (paste in or use a file explorer)
    • The outline will become blue if the file exists
  2. Select other options and add things like an icon or other files
  3. Click the big blue button at the bottom to convert
  4. Find your converted files in /output when completed



Use the help flag to get the usage: auto-py-to-exe --help

Argument Type Description
filename positional/optional Pre-fill the "Script Location" field in the UI.
-nc, --no-chrome optional Open the UI using the default browser (which may be Chrome). Will not try to find Chrome.
-nu, --no-ui optional Don't try to open the UI in a browser and simply print out the address where the application can be accessed.
-c [CONFIG], --config [CONFIG] optional Provide a configuration file (JSON) to pre-fill the UI. These can be generated in the settings tab.
-o [PATH], --output-dir [PATH] optional Set the default output directory. This can still be changed in the UI.
-bdo [FOLDER_PATH], --build-directory-override [FOLDER_PATH] optional Override the default build directory. Useful if you need to whitelist a folder to stop your antivirus from removing files.
-lang [LANGUAGE_CODE], --language [LANGUAGE_CODE] optional Hint the UI what language it should default to when opening. Language codes can be found in the table under "Translations" below.

JSON Configuration

Instead of inserting the same data into the UI over and over again, you can export the current state by going to the "Configuration" section within the settings tab and exporting the config to a JSON file. This can then be imported into the UI again to re-populate all fields.

This JSON config export action does not save the output directory automatically as moving hosts could mean different directory structures. If you want to have the output directory in the JSON config, add the directory under nonPyinstallerOptions.outputDirectory in the JSON file (will need to create a new key).


If you need something visual to help you get started, I made a video for the original release of this project; some things may be different but the same concepts still apply.


Check out to see guidelines on how to contribute. This outlines what to do if you have a new feature, a change, translation update or have found an issue with auto-py-to-exe.

Issues Using the Tool

If you're having issues with the packaged executable or using this tool in general, I recommend you read my blog post on common issues when using auto-py-to-exe. This post covers things you should know about packaging Python scripts and fixes for things that commonly go wrong.

If you believe you've found an issue with this tool, please follow the "Reporting an Issue" section in


Language Translator Translated
Arabic (العربية) Tayeb-Ali UI
Belarusian (Беларуская) Zmicier21 UI and README
Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro) marleyas, reneoliveirajr UI
Bulgarian (Български) kbkozlev UI and README
Chinese Simplified (简体中文) jiangzhe11 UI and README
Chinese Traditional (繁體中文) startgo UI
Czech (Čeština) Matto58 UI
Dutch (Nederlands) barremans UI
English - UI and README
Finnish (Suomen kieli) ZapX5 UI and README
French (Français) flaviedesp UI
German (Deutsch) hebens, ackhh UI
Greek (Ελληνικά) sofronas UI
Hebrew (עברית) ronbentata UI and README
Hindi (हिन्दी) triach-rold UI and README
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) MarvinZhong UI
Italian (Italiano) itsEmax64 UI
Japanese (日本語) NattyanTV UI
Korean (한국어) jhk1090 UI and README
Persian (فارسی) DrunkLeen, Ar.dst UI and README
Polish (Polski) Akuczaku UI
Russian (Русский) Oleg UI
Serbian rina UI
Spanish (Español) enriiquee UI
Spanish Latam (Español Latam) Matyrela UI
Thai (ภาษาไทย) teerut26 UI (partial)
Turkish (Türkçe) mcagriaksoy UI and README
Ukrainian (Українська) AndrejGorodnij UI
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) 7777Hecker UI

Want to add a translation for another language? follow the "Add or Update a Translation" section in

Python 2.7 Support

As of PyInstaller v4.0 released on Aug 9 2020, Python 2.7 is no longer supported; although you can still use this tool with Python 2.7 by installing an older version of PyInstaller. PyInstaller v3.6 was the last version that supported Python 2.7; to install this, first uninstall any existing versions of PyInstaller and then execute python -m pip install pyinstaller==3.6.


Tests are located in tests/ and are run using pytest:

$ pip install pytest
$ pip install -e .
$ pytest


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