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- Subject: [mg83094] Re: $UserBaseDirectory
- From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
- Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 03:44:49 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I wold like to change the default location of the $UserBaseDirectory.
> All I can find in the documentation and in the forum is that I need to
> set the environmental variable MATHEMATICA_USERBASE upon startup, but
> it doesn't say anywhere how to do that.
> What - explicitly - do I have to do?
> Let's say, I want to set $UserBaseDirectory to C:\MyMathDirectory.
> If I am successful, do I need to copy the directory structure from the
> old directory to the new one in order for Mathematica to run smoothly
> Windows XP Professional
> Mathematica 6.0.1
The following document(s) should tell you all.
"Setting environment variables" from the _Windows XP Professional
Product Documentation_ -> _Performance and maintenance_, available at
(Note that the procedure is not specific to Mathematica but applies to a
wide range of applications installed on Windows.)
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