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


is a global option that specifies which directories are searched for systemwide configuration information.


  • Files with configuration information are called init.m. If a setting is listed in more than one file, the last setting read is used.
  • The directories are specified using the FrontEnd`FileName function. A typical directory included on ConfigurationPath is FrontEnd`FileName[{$InstallationDirectory, "Configuration", "FrontEnd"}].
  • ConfigurationPath defines systemwide settings, while PreferencesPath defines settings for individual users. This is possible because the init.m files in PreferencesPath are read after those in ConfigurationPath. Hence any settings defined by individual users override the default settings for the system.

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Introduced in 1999