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Re: Default path for opening files

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  • Subject: [mg127037] Re: Default path for opening files
  • From: "McHale, Paul" <Paul.McHale at>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:48:21 -0400 (EDT)
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> Is there any smarter way to do this?  Look forward to your helpful
> comments.

I simply use:


This will use existing directory regardless of where notebook is.  The only caveat is you must save a new notebook at least once so it has an official
 filename.  I would like to make this the default activity but am not sure how to do it.  I am also not sure what impact it will have when multiple notebooks are open in different directories.

Other people just use:
filename = NotebookDirectory[] <> inputFileName;

This is done anytime a file is accessed. 

It is almost becoming faster for me to use FileNames[] than it is to open an Explorer window to look at the current directory.  Because I am staying in Mathematica more and more, I prefer to have the directory default to current directory.


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