In a message dated 4/23/2003 3:58:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, address@hidden writes:
I tried that.
should it be
No, it shouldn't. It's not clear to me where you're setting the variable, but ..
C-x C-f $HOME followed by a space character should tell you what emacs thinks the HOME variable is.
Regardless, you can put your .emacs file in ~/.emacs
So if you can't figure out how to set HOME, and assuming that your init file is in D:\emacs\.emacs , then
C-x C-f D:\emacs\.emacs
C-x C-w ~/.emacs
then restart emacs
If that doesn't work something is seriously wrong with your setup.