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RE: The "Users" directory under NT

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  • Subject: [mg13398] RE: [mg13357] The "Users" directory under NT
  • From: "Jean-Marie THOMAS" <jmthomas at>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 03:32:41 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

When creating a new user with the user administration tool under NT, the
administrator can specify directories, either for the user profile
and/or for user files.
When installing Mathematica, the new directories created for Mathematica
user specific files will use the directory created for the user.
Mathematica then follows NT preferences, so if you want to modify
Mathematica preferences, do it with the user administration tool. Doing
this will ensure your preferences paths ($Path for instance) to be
automatically set to include your user directory. You do not need to
have your own stuff in the Mathematica directory, except that new
packages, applications and so on need to be in this directory.
Email me if you want me to show you my own configuration.

Hope this helps,

Jean-Marie THOMAS
Conseil et Audit en Ingnierie de Calcul Strasbourg, France

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From: su27k at [mailto:su27k at] To:
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Subject: [mg13398] [mg13357] The "Users" directory under NT


I noticed that Mathematica 3.0 made a directory named "Users" under
Windows NT. I suppose it is used to store configuration stuffs for
different users. However, I already have directories for user-specific
information, so I wonder if there's a way to change the default
location of these configuration files? I checked the preference, but
can't find an option for it. Could someone help me on this? Thanks.


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