This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.


is a global option that specifies from which directories packages are automatically loaded when the Wolfram System is started.


  • The front end searches in each directory included on AutoloadPath for a subdirectory called FrontEnd that contains a file called init.m. It will execute the contents of all such init.m files it finds.
  • The directories are searched using the FrontEnd`FileName function. Typical directories included on AutoloadPath are FrontEnd`FileName[{$UserBaseDirectory,"Autoload"}] and FrontEnd`FileName[{$InstallationDirectory,"Autoload"}].

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Introduced in 1999