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RE: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file

From: Frosch, Johan W (Hans)
Subject: RE: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 12:32:54 -0500

You might want to set the "HOME" environment variable;
(path to directory where your .emacs lives).


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Subject: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file


I am a long time user of Emacs for Windows.  Our IT people set me up with
Windows 2000 yesterday, before they did so I saved on a network drive my
.emacs file and other Emacs goodies.  I am now starting from a clean
computer, excepted for the usual corporate programs I have nothing
installed.  I got a fresh copy of Emacs-21.3 and followed the instructions
for installation.  It is installed under C:\Emacs\Emacs-21.3.  I then
setted the Emacs icon on my desktop and copied back my .emacs file in C:
\Emacs and started Emacs in the usual way --- by clicking on the icon ---
Emacs started OK but didn't load my .emacs file?  I tried to move my .emacs
file to every location I could think of: C:\, C:\Emacs, C:
\Emacs\Emacs-21.3, C:\Emacs\Emacs-21.3\bin, but Emacs never finds it?  In
the past I had my .emacs file in C:\Emacs and Emacs always found it.  Both,
C:\Emacs and C:\Emacs\Emacs-21.3\bin are in the environment variable

Any clues highly appreciated, thanks,

Gerald Jean

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