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Re: .emacs file missing with emacsW32 (?)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: .emacs file missing with emacsW32 (?)
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 22:41:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Quin Wills <address@hidden> writes:

> I've been using Emacs and XEmacs on and off for a few years now -
> mostly to run R (with ESS) and LaTeX - on both Windows XP and Ubuntu.
> I installed the latest emacsW32 onto my Windows XP machine and am
> confused. I need to edit my .emacs file to allow ESS to run but can't
> find my .emacs file (yes, I can see hidden files and  have searched
> for _emacs too). In emacs when I search the HOME directory it takes me
> to "C:\Documents and Settings\Quin\Application Data" which has a
> ".emacs.d" directory but no sight of my init file. Previously my
> .emacs file was just in "C:\"
> Had a look about for help and in the FAQs but am not spotting anything
> useful. Where is my .emacs file? Yikes, sorry to be so dumb. Thanks in
> advance.

You have to create it.  Try
C-x C-f ~/.emacs RET

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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