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

From: Ernst van Waning
Subject: RE: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 22:22:26 +0200


You installed in C:\Emacs, on my XP macine the .emacs file resides in
C:\.emacs, with a dot between the backslash and the "e" of the name of the
editor you (and I) like so much.

Greetings, Ernst

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> Subject: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file
> Hello,
> 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
> "PATH".
> Any clues highly appreciated, thanks,
> GĂ©rald Jean

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