I'm currently stuck with not finding the init.el file, how do I find it on Windows and how do I load it?


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If you run M-x describe-variable user-emacs-directory or the following commands in a emacs-lisp buffer, you will find it.

(find-file (expand-file-name "init.el" user-emacs-directory))

(describe-variable 'user-emacs-directory)

It's usually in %AppData%\.emacs.d but could be in %UserProfile%\.emacs.d if you run emacs from Start-menu. In Powershell, dir $env:AppData\.emacs.d.

Load it with (load-file (expand-file-name "init.el" user-emacs-directory))

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