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setdirectory doesn't work.anymore

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48160] setdirectory doesn't work.anymore
  • From: sean_incali at yahoo.com (sean kim)
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 20:59:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

hello group. 

a strange thing. 

below works fine. 

In[138]:= Directory[]
Out[138]= C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0


but if i go, 

In[139]:= SetDirectory["C:\Biology\temp"];

From In[139]:= 
SetDirectory::cdir: 
Cannot set current directory to C:\Biology\  emp.

i took out the t (C:\Biology\  emp) and added blank spaces in there to
show what i see on my screen.

That command used to work fine on my machine. so i thought maybe it
was the folder propperty, so i made sure the folder wasn't read-only
and it wasn't.

and the same code works fine on my home machine as well. 

Did I somehow change the some type of global option someplace? how do
i change it back so that i can change the working directory?

any thoughts will be thoroughly appreciated. 

thanks all in advance. 

sean


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