Jupyter Installed In System32

Question 1: Is having system32 as your JupyterLab workplace really that dangerous?

Background: I recently downloaded Python and JupyterLab. I had to uninstall and reinstall because something was not working the way I wanted it to. So I manually deleted the Jupyter files, uninstalled Python and redownloaded it.

The downloader from python official website installed everything in the Windows system32 folder!!

And the files are scattered everywhere!!

So now I have a lot of Python and JupyterLab executibles and folders scattered randomly inside my system32 folder. This on its own was scary enough, but I will also be running Python scripts on my JupyterLab. As you know, JupyterLab is limited to its root directory. I cannot navigate to any other directory so I must have my scripts inside the system32 folder!!

Will this create a life-threatening situation for my Operating System?

More importantly, how do I fix it? The way I uninstalled things before was, delete the JupyterLab by hand, and uninstall the Python installation from “add or remove apps”. Since the files and exe’s are scattered everywhere inside system32 this time, I don’t know how to do a proper uninstallation! How do you suggest I should uninstall? Is there any other way to completely remove any trace of JupyterLab from system32 besides manually hunting for individual files?

Thank you! I come to this space seeking help, but I hope in the future I will be able to offer it myself :slight_smile: