How to change Jupyter notebook start up folder

Hi there,

I would like to change the Jupyter notebook startup folder from “C:.…” to “E:.…”.

I have followed this very detailled explanation. And I have seen, that there is a similar question here.

However, this method does not work in my case. I’ve done the following:

  • Listenelement in Terminal: jupyter notebook –-generate-config
  • Listenelement open in text editor
  • Listenelement change c.NotebookApp.notebook_dir = ‘C:\Users\username\Desktop\myfolder’ (since E:.… not worked in a first try, I’ve tried this one as well).
  • Listenelement close Anaconda, restart computer
  • Listenelement open Jupyter: it’s still the same start folder as before.

What did I do wrong? I have also reinstalled Anaconda, but no change.

Windows 10 Pro
Anaconda Navigator 2.1.4

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dear Julia_Lange

Thank you for posting.

I’m the one who answered the first question. The reason is that if you are using MicroSoft OneDrive or google cloud, the generated “” will be migrated on the cloud server and will not be effective.

To solve that problem, “” needs to be fully synced with the remote.

How to do that is different for MicroSoft and Google, so please contact your vendor.

Regards, you.