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Re: setdirectory doesn't work.anymore

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  • Subject: [mg48178] Re: [mg48160] setdirectory doesn't work.anymore
  • From: jmt <jmt at dxdydz.net>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 03:56:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200405150059.UAA21859@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: jmt at dxdydz.net
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As far as I remember, you need to "escape" the backslash character :
SetDirectory["C:\\Biology\\etc"]

On 2004 05 15 02:59, sean kim wrote:
  > 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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