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How to change the default path by using command?

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tqy on 21 Aug 2012
Dear all,
I want change the default path to my project-document when MATLAB is starting, so that I need not to change it manually every time when I use the software.
Anyone know that how to do it? Can I finish it by the command?
Thanks a lot~~~


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Aug 2012
Use pathtool() and ask it to save the path.

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Jan on 21 Aug 2012
Or manually:

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 21 Aug 2012
You can edit your startup.m file and put a cd command in there to change the starting "Current folder" - that's what I do. I change it from time to time as I concentrate on different projects.


tqy on 21 Aug 2012
I'm sorry, but I can't find the startup.m?
do you mean pathdef.m?
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 21 Aug 2012
No. Type startup into the help and see what it says. Basically, see what folder MATLAB puts you in when you first start it. Then create a file called startup.m in that folder, and then place your call to cd() in there.

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