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Re: Unable to have emacs load my .emacs file (version 24.5.1 on Windows

From: smits . gerard . j
Subject: Re: Unable to have emacs load my .emacs file (version 24.5.1 on Windows 7)
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 15:20:10 -0800 (PST)
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On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 5:22:47 PM UTC-8, Charles Millar wrote:
> On 12/30/2015 07:16 PM, wrote:
> >> Put your .emacs in C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming
> >>
> >> if you happen to be Administator, otherwise substitute your User-name
> >> for Administrator. This is where Emacs thinks your home directory is.
> >>
> >> Ed
> > Ed,  I'm running in Windows 7.  when I evaluate (getenv "home"), it gives 
> > me "z:/"  That is my root/home, so would not my .emacs be expected to be 
> > there?  I currently have it there.
> > Thanks,  Gerard
> >
> What does C-h v user-init-file show? According to the documentation that 
> should return the file name, including directory, of user's 
> initialization file.

it shows exactly where I have my .emacs file:

user-init-file is a variable defined in `C source code'.
Its value is "z:/.emacs"

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