- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg18927] Re: [mg18905] $UserDirectory
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:17:27 -0400
- Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
- References: <199907261827.OAA06161@smc.vnet.net.>
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If you set your user account's home directory, Mathematica will use it. Otherwise, it will default to the root directory of your system drive, which was a bug...it should have defaulted to your "Program Files\Common Files" directory, which now happens in version 4. Note this info only applies for Windows NT; Win95/8 always use the "Program Files\Common Files" directory. Under all Windows OS's, you can override Mathematica's default preferences directory by using the environment variables: MATHEMATICA_PREFERENCES Mathematica will create a 'Mathematica\3.0' subdirectory in the directory this environment variable designates. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com Front End Group Wolfram Research, Inc. Peter Buttgereit wrote: > > Dear Collegues > > I would like to have my Mathematica 3.0 User Directory (containing > password and add-on packages) on a NT 4SP5 System put into my personal > folder. > Currently, I have found no way to tell Mathematica not to use > %NT system drive%\Mathematica\3.0\... > Any suggestions? > TIA, > Peter