Re: $UserBaseDirectory

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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 Settings 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. (Re)start Mathematica. [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. thomas wrote: > Hello, > > 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 > afterwards? > > Windows XP Professional > Mathematica 6.0.1 > > Thank you > Thomas > > -- 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

**References**:**$UserBaseDirectory***From:*thomas <thomas.muench@gmail.com>