[racket-dev] Location of user preferences files

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 30 12:10:58 EDT 2011

The docs say that you can adjust this via the registry:


but I don't know how that would work. Maybe it's location would
already be good enough if the student's home directories are on those
drives, tho.


On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Stephen Bloch <bloch at adelphi.edu> wrote:
> How does DrRacket decide where to put/find user preference files (e.g. language selection, teachpacks, fonts, auto-save, recently opened files, etc.)?  For example, is there a way to persuade DrRacket on a Windows machine to look in a particular place on a particular lettered drive?
> Our computing center has locked down the lab computers so they're all restored to a pristine state on reboot.  But they have a "persistent drive" which doesn't get wiped, and I'm negotiating with the computing center to get each student a drive that maps to that student's individual password-protected storage.  Can we get DrRacket to look for a preference file in one of those places?
> I have no idea how those preference files are organized -- I assume there's some kind of keyword/value property list -- but one possible implementation is an "include" property that refers to another file location, and acts as though the contents of that file had been inserted here.
> Stephen Bloch
> sbloch at adelphi.edu
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