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RE: Launch Directory

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  • Subject: [mg26509] RE: [mg26499] Launch Directory
  • From: "Krautschik, Chris G" <krautschikc at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 01:55:20 -0500 (EST)
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If you modify the init.m file (path is c:\Program Files\Wofram
Reseach\Mathematica\4.1\Configuration\Kernel\init.m") and add the following
line of text to the bottom of the file it should do what you want:


You can use a text editor to add the line of text or Mathematica as well. I
suggest you first rename the file init.bak and then modify the file and save
it as init.m. Restart Mathematica and type Directory[] (in a new notebook to
verify that the init.m file works as intended.

You can also type the command SetDirectory["C:\Temp"] at the beginning of
your notebook to move to the directory you want to go to. However, you would
have to do that everytime you start up Mathematica.


PS. The Yen signs should really be replaced by the backslash operator under

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonghee Lee [mailto:jonghee at]
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg26509] [mg26499] Launch Directory

Whenever my mathematica starts, it sets the current directory under
"  C:\APPLICATION\MATHEMATICA4.0\ ". Is there any way
to change into another directory? For instance, if I like to have
it start at " C:\TEMP " everytime I launch mathematica, what do I have
Thanks in advance.

Jonghee Lee
University of Maryland
Department of Physics
Gravitation Experiment
College Park, MD 20742

Tel      : 301-405-6092 (Office)
            301-405-6093 (Lab)
Email   : jonghee at

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