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Re: Default location for Exported files?

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  • Subject: [mg89257] Re: Default location for Exported files?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 16:34:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g1tjlt$kiv$>


It is the directory that Directory[] returns and

SetDirectory["the directory you like"]

will set it to a new location. Put a SetDirectory[] in
your init.m and you are done.


AES wrote:
> Is there a *global* default I can set to make all files Exported from 
> any Mathematic notebook from now on (permanently!) always (in the 
> absence of other specific command) go to a default location of my 
> choice, on my HD?
> Possible choices for this default:
> 1)  Always to the desktop?
> 2)  Always to the folder **which contains the notebook which does the 
> Exporting**?
> 3)  Always to a designated folder on my desktop?  (I happen to have such 
> a folder, which I call "Downloads"; essentially every other application 
> on my laptop -- browser, mail client, newsreader, various editing apps, 
> and essentially every other app -- is set so that any web file download, 
> any FTP, any Save As,  Print to PDF, or similar command will point to 
> this folder; never have to worry about where else to look.)

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