I want to change the directories in which Python looks for my packages and modules, and changing PYTHONPATH in Windows 10 Environment Variables does not work. So the only solution left (apparently) is to place a .pth file in my package folder.

How do I create a .pth file ? How can I write in it, how can I open it ?

Also, what should I write in it in order for Python to find it and to be able to import my package ?

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