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Re: How to set default directory in .emacs init file?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: How to set default directory in .emacs init file?
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 19:17:02 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061025)

Drew Adams wrote:
But I've just installed gnu emacs for Windows on my XP desktop, and
annoyingly, the Find File command starts looking in the install
directory for emacs! I'd like it to start in my data directory, which
is in a totally separate partition.

There may be a better way, but I just specify the starting directory in the
Windows shortcut I use to start emacs. Right-click the shortcut that has
this as target: C:\your\path\to\runemacs.exe, and put the folder you want in
the "Start in:" field - e.g. C:\your\directory.

I also provide the same directory to runemacs.exe, so that I start Emacs in
Dired: C:\your\path\to\runemacs.exe "C:\your\directory".  HTH.

If you start Emacs in another way (for example through emacsclient) you can just add something like

  (setq default-directory "c:/my/data/path/")

to your .emacs

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