How to set a folder as Current folder for every startup of Matlab?

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Makrim 2014 年 3 月 28 日
回答済み: geofo 2022 年 2 月 8 日
I would like to set the folder /Users/ALJI/MATLAB as a default current folder for Matlab. I mean on every start up Matlab should point to this folder. is it possible ? is there a way on Mac OS X ?
I am using Matlab r2009b on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
thank you in advance


Wayne King
Wayne King 2014 年 3 月 28 日
編集済み: Wayne King 2014 年 3 月 28 日
On MAC OS try changing the file of userpath(), which I think defaults to your Documents directory, you can confirm this by entering
at the command line.
should persist across MATLAB sessions.
Or read this:
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NISHANTH M P 2021 年 8 月 3 日
Thanks A lot, This Actually Solved My problem


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Amar Neçaibia
Amar Neçaibia 2018 年 2 月 19 日
To fix this problem, right click your Matlab icon, select Properties->shortcut, in "start in", delete the default folder and put the directory that you want its work.
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RANJAN HALDER 2020 年 9 月 7 日
THANKS,SIR,none of the above ways worked for me .This one really resolved the problem.


Bora Eryilmaz
Bora Eryilmaz 2015 年 11 月 12 日
Starting in R2014b there is a MATLAB preference for doing this. Open the Preferences dialog from the Home tab in MATLAB and select MATLAB/General preferences tree node on the left side of the dialog. The General preference panel has an option to select the "Initial working folder".

joshua alviando
joshua alviando 2020 年 3 月 9 日
first, open the file location of your matlab.exe
after that, create shortcut to whatever location (example : desktop)
then right click the shortcut icon and double click properties
in Shortcut bar, you can find start in text input, just paste your desire location
finally, you can pin the shortcut to taskbar for easy access
cheers ^^
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Mahnoor Saeed
Mahnoor Saeed 2021 年 3 月 31 日
Work for me Windows 10.
Thankyou so much for detailed guidline :)


sajjad hosseinifard
sajjad hosseinifard 2018 年 2 月 15 日
I'm using Matlab 2017b on windows 10. its startup folder is C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2017b\bin. I want to change it but I have not succeeded yet!!! I tried it with using preference settings and userpath() command but this folder is not changed!!! Please someone help me!
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Marco Cadei
Marco Cadei 2018 年 4 月 15 日
I think that there might be a bug because even on my PC modifying the "Initial working folder" preference in the General category of the preferences for MATLAB and applying that change didn't cause MATLAB to start in that directory. I did what Amar suggested and it work instead. I am using MATLAB R2018a on Windows 10


Yuliano Moscoso Yarin
Yuliano Moscoso Yarin 2019 年 4 月 10 日
I have the same issues even trying differents methos like "Initial working folder" preference in the General or the start in option on propertie with outh any luck...

Andrej Trost
Andrej Trost 2019 年 8 月 30 日
I'm using 2019a and Amar Neçaibia provided THE solution:
"To fix this problem, right click your Matlab icon, select Properties->shortcut, in "start in", delete the default folder and put the directory that you want its work."
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Matthew Wiser
Matthew Wiser 2020 年 4 月 12 日
still doesn't work for me on Win10


geofo 2022 年 2 月 8 日
If you want a program to start in the directory /home/abc/def, just write in the first line of the source code:
cd /home/abc/def
The syntax works under Windows, Mac and Ubuntu but of course the directories are usually different, so you cannot have one code that just works on all platforms.
For example you can write in Windows a start path in the source code (you can write with forward or backwards slash, it works):
cd c:/mycode/maindir



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