“Unicode Error “unicodeescape” codec can’t decode bytes… Cannot open text files in Python 3 [duplicate]

The problem is with the string


Here, \U in "C:\Users… starts an eight-character Unicode escape, such as \U00014321. In your code, the escape is followed by the character ‘s’, which is invalid.

You either need to duplicate all backslashes:


Or prefix the string with r (to produce a raw string):


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