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HI.
I have windows NT4.0. when i go to cmd prompt the HOMEPATH is c:\users. I would like to specify my own HOMEPATH .  How can i do it?.The Q may be funny. Please do answer for this.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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With the command SET HOMEPATH='d:\myhome\' ...
Usually, you would set this command in the login script, and if you have one login script defined by your administrator, you should ask him to do this for you.
You can also add a batch file with this command and add it to your startup folder...
Cheers
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by:cpkm
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Thanx angel.
.but  i don't know which 1 is start up folder..and how to get in to login script?...
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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To locate the start-up folder:
Right-click the START button of your task bar
click Explore (this will open an NT Explorer, pointing to the location of the Start Menu)
Navigate to Programs (name might differ if you don't have english NT)
Now there you should find a folder called Startup (again, the name might differ because of language)
place you Batch file there, and at the next login, you will see this batch execute.
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by:cpkm
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HI angel, i put my batch file in start up folder as u said. But i don't know wether it is running or not. i didn't get my homepath. May be i have to ask my admin. If u have any other solution tell me..
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by:nrajan
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Here is a simple way

'My Computer' -> Properties -> Advanced Tab -> Environment variables

In the upper section that says "user variables for <user> define a new variable HOMEPATH and define it as \\<folder> where folder is where you want to start up in the DOS prompt

Tip : The format \\<folder> works in Win 2000. To know what exactly to type, check the properties of your DOS prompt shortcut and see what it says for the 'Start In" parameter.

Note : another way to do the above is to define a BAT file to be run when the DOS prompt starts up in which you can do a "CD <folder>"
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by:cpkm
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Hi nrajan
 Thanx a lot..got the homepath what i required. can u tell me is there anyway to change my password which was set by my system admin?
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by:gcauthon
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You set your home path under user manager.  Open user manager (for domains) double click your user name, click on the profile button, and then type in your desired home path beside where it says "home directory".

You change your password by hitting Ctl+Alt+Del and clicking the "change password" button.
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cpkm,

>can u tell me is there anyway to change my password
which was set by my system admin?

This is a new questions. Did you get the answer to your original question? If yes, you should post the points and ask the new question in a new note.
Thanks

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