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


is a global option that determines which directories are searched when a specified notebook is needed.


  • The front end searches the directories specified by NotebookPath if it needs to locate a notebook whose pathname has not been given explicitly. Three such cases are when you click a hyperlink pointing to an external notebook, when you try to open a notebook listed at the bottom of the File menu on Windows or under the File Open Recent submenu on Macintosh, and when you specify a stylesheet that is not found on StyleSheetPath.
  • The directories to be searched are specified using the FrontEnd`FileName function in terms of global variables such as $InstallationDirectory or $HomeDirectory. Typical directories included in NotebookPath are FrontEnd`FileName[{$UserBaseDirectory,"SystemFiles","FrontEnd","Palettes"}], FrontEnd`FileName[{$InstallationDirectory}], and FrontEnd`FileName[{$HomeDirectory}].

See Also


Introduced in 1996