I know this has been posted many times, but the solutions are not working for me. I've tried the following solutions from this post (Changing the default folder in Emacs):
- Solution 1: Add
(cd "C:/Users/Name/Desktop")to the
- Solution 2: Add
(setq default-directory "C:/Documents and Settings/USER NAME/Desktop/" )to the
- Solution 3: Right click the emacs short cut, hit properties and change the start in field to the desired directory.
and only solution 3 is working. Unfortunately, I need to use either solution 1 or 2.
I believe that my
.emacs file is correct, because my theme is being correctly loaded/unloaded when I add/remove
(load-theme 'light-blue t) from the
Here is my MOST RECENT
(message "Default Dir: %S" default-directory) (setq-default default-directory "C:/Users/Lucas/") (message "Default Dir: %S" default-directory) (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) (add-hook 'ruby-mode-hook (lambda () (define-key ruby-mode-map "\C-c#" 'comment-or-uncomment-region) ) ) (defadvice comment-or-uncomment-region (before slick-comment activate compile) "When called interactively with no active region, comment a single line instead." (interactive (if mark-active (list (region-beginning) (region-end)) (list (line-beginning-position) (line-beginning-position 2))))) (load-theme 'light-blue t) ;setq default-directory "~/") (setq-default default-directory "C:/Users/Lucas/") (defun xp-read-file-name (prompt &optional dir default-filename mustmatch initial predicate) (setq last-nonmenu-event nil) (funcall (or read-file-name-function #'read-file-name-default) prompt dir default-filename mustmatch initial predicate)) (defun xp-save-as (filename &optional confirm) (interactive (list (if buffer-file-name (xp-read-file-name "Write file: " nil nil nil nil) (xp-read-file-name "Write file: " "C:/Users/Lucas/" (expand-file-name (file-name-nondirectory (buffer-name)) "C:/Users/Lucas/") nil nil)) (not current-prefix-arg))) (or (null filename) (string-equal filename "") (progn (if (file-directory-p filename) (setq filename (concat (file-name-as-directory filename) (file-name-nondirectory (or buffer-file-name (buffer-name)))))) (and confirm (file-exists-p filename) (not (and (eq (framep-on-display) 'ns) (listp last-nonmenu-event) use-dialog-box)) (or (y-or-n-p (format "File `%s' exists; overwrite? " filename)) (error "Canceled"))) (set-visited-file-name filename (not confirm)))) (set-buffer-modified-p t) (and buffer-file-name (file-writable-p buffer-file-name) (setq buffer-read-only nil)) (save-buffer) (vc-find-file-hook)) (defun comment-or-uncomment-region-or-line () "Comments or uncomments the region or the current line if there's no active region." (interactive) (let (beg end) (if (region-active-p) (setq beg (region-beginning) end (region-end)) (setq beg (line-beginning-position) end (line-end-position))) (comment-or-uncomment-region beg end) (next-line))) (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-;") 'comment-region) (setq lazy-highlight-cleanup nil) (message "Default Dir: %S" default-directory)
emacs.exe is saved under
C:\emacs\emacs-24.3\bin (which is also my default directory, but I want to change it to
C:/Users/Lucas/), and my
.emacs is under my home –
I RECENTLY found out that my command
(setq-default default-directory "C:/Users/Lucas/"), which should set my
default-directory, is not performing. Immediately after startup, this is my
Default Dir: "C:\\emacs\\emacs-24.3\\bin/" [3 times] For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.
It behaves as if I am overriding the
.emacs file. I double/triple checked, and I cannot find another
.emacs in my path. Also, I am not running Emacs from a shortcut. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for all of the support.