I have been using emacs for a long time in windows. (windows 10 on an HP laptop PC) My .emacs file is in c:.emacs.
Up until yesterday, the file was run whenever I started up emacs. But yesterday it failed to run, so I have to manually run it.
The .emacs (and _emacs) file is visible within emacs when I do a directory listing of c:
-rw-rw-rw- 1 Ray Voith None 6670 2014-06-14 .emacs
-rw-rw-rw- 1 Ray Voith None 6605 2014-06-14 _emacs
but is not visible within cygwin in directory /cygdrive/c I tried chmod 777 .emacs (also chmod 777 _emacs) within cygwin but it says
$ chmod 777 _emacs
chmod: changing permissions of ‘_emacs’: Permission denied
Ray Voith@laptop /cygdrive/c
$ chmod 777 .emacs
chmod: cannot access ‘.emacs’: No such file or directory
I have not intentionally done anything to the .emacs file.
Does anyone know why emacs would all of a sudden stop executing .emacs?