Re: newbie: how to permanently change default directory
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- Subject: [mg31418] Re: newbie: how to permanently change default directory
- From: kbrunson at nd.edu (KB)
- Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 05:29:27 -0500 (EST)
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I received very specific instructions from support at wolfram.com that
was at the level I needed. It might be useful to have the information
in the group archives.
Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote in message news:<9pmc19$5pn$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> you can't. But you can use SetDirectory in the init.m file.
> KB wrote:
> > As a support person and not a Mathematica user, I'm asking this on
> > behalf of a prof.
> > Windows v4.1
> > How does he permanently change the default path for saving files?
> > I've looked through the online help, so if this is documented a
> > reference is welcome, too.
This can be accomplished by using the SetDirectory command.
Information on SetDirectory can be found at:
or in the Help Browser.
To make this change by default, the kernel init.m file can be edited.
Information on editing the init.m file can be
This file can be editted with any text editor. Add the line:
where path is the directory where you want to save the file. An
example of this would be:
SetDirectory["C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\4.0"]
which would make the Mathematica 4.0 folder the default directory.
Note that double back slashes need to be used.
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