Re: $Prefereces and Cache
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- Subject: [mg8807] Re: $Prefereces and Cache
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
- Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 00:33:33 -0400
- Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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Edward A. Gooding wrote: > > The somewhat convoluted directory structure that MMA 3.0 uses for some of > its files (e.g. /Caches/) seems to give Scandisk problems in Win95. Is > there a way to change the default directory structure? Changing the > $PreferencesDirectory in the front end only seems to work until the > kernel is shut down. The installation process does not give any choice > about where to install the Caches and so forth. You can override the default location of the front end preferences path from WINDOWS DRIVE:\Program Files\Common Files to whatever you wish using the undocumented environment variable MATHEMATICA_PREFERENCES. You can add this to your AUTOEXEC.BAT with something like SET MATHEMATICA_PREFERENCES=C:\Prefs Hope that helps! -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.