The Emacs initialisation file and customising its location on Windows 10
When Emacs starts up it runs all of the Emacs-Lisp code which is located in a file known as the “initialisation file”. By convention the initialisation file is called either .emacs or init.el.
This video explores how you can find out where exactly Emacs is looking for the initialisation file and also how you can customise its location on Windows 10.
0:25 – The .emacs.d directory and initialisation file
1:52 – A bare minimum init.el file
4:12 – Customising the .emacs.d directory location by setting the HOME environment variable