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Re: $UserBaseDirectory

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  • Subject: [mg83094] Re: $UserBaseDirectory
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 03:44:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fh1c6v$bt5$>

thomas wrote:

> 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

The following document(s) should tell you all.

"Setting environment variables" from the _Windows XP Professional 
Product Documentation_ -> _Performance and maintenance_, available at

(Note that the procedure is not specific to Mathematica but applies to a 
wide range of applications installed on Windows.)


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