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small init.m problem

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  • Subject: [mg84514] small init.m problem
  • From: Jerry <JLK2941 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 21:18:01 -0500 (EST)

I'm using V6.01 under XP.

In order to get Mathematica to find files in by backup directory, I 
put the following in an init.m file in Docs and 
Settings\MyUserName\Application Data\Mathematica\Kernal :

SetDirectory["c:\\Backup\Mma"]

It seems to work nicely (it finds my files and outputs files 
into this directory by default) but every time I run a 
notebook I get the following in a Messages window:

Syntax::stresc: Unknown string escape \M.

It doesn't seem to hurt anything and I've been ignoring it 
for months -- but just for info, can someone please tell me 
what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.


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