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Topic: Default path for opening files
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McHale, Paul

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Re: Default path for opening files
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 4:49 AM
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> Is there any smarter way to do this? Look forward to your helpful
> comments.


I simply use:

SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]

This will use existing directory regardless of where notebook is. The only caveat is you must save a new notebook at least once so it has an official
filename. I would like to make this the default activity but am not sure how to do it. I am also not sure what impact it will have when multiple notebooks are open in different directories.

Other people just use:
filename = NotebookDirectory[] <> inputFileName;

This is done anytime a file is accessed.

It is almost becoming faster for me to use FileNames[] than it is to open an Explorer window to look at the current directory. Because I am staying in Mathematica more and more, I prefer to have the directory default to current directory.

Paul


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