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- Subject: [mg83095] Re: [mg83063] $UserBaseDirectory
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 03:45:20 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
- References: <200711091014.FAA11078@smc.vnet.net>
- Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
Presumably the Help system didn't say since that's a WINDOWS environment
variable. From the Windows XP Start menu....
Select Control Panel
Double-click System control panel
Click Advanced tab on System control panel window.
Click Environment Variables button near bottom of the Advanced tab.
In the lower* of the two panes in the Environment Variables window
that opens, click the New button.
Fill out the New System Variable window's dialog with the
Variable name: MATHEMATICA_USERBASE
Variable value: C:\MyMathDirectory
Now click the OK button there, then the OK button on the
Environment Variables window, then the OK button on the
System Properties window.
[If you have more than one user, you could instead use the upper of the
two panes and add the new environment variable as a per-user variable.]
There are other ways to get to the System Control Panel; I gave just one.
> 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
> Thank you
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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