My company's I.T. department has assigned our HOME directory to a network server.
With the COVID-19 pandemic we are now using VPN to connect to the company's network.
Having to to go through VPN to access the HOME directory is slowing the initializing of Emacs.
(I have to access the HOME drive through Windows Explorer at least once or Emacs won't find it.)
I would like to have Emacs access the
.emacs file in my local user folder without changing the HOME environment variable. (I can't change the HOME directory because other applications use it.)
How do I tell Emacs to use a different folder for initialization, without command line? (I invoke Emacs by double clicking files in the Windows 10 Explorer.)
Note: The research of changing the
.emacs location all use the HOME environment variable.
I'm using Emacs 27.1 on Windows 10