This is my first time here. I asked my question over at /r/emacs on reddit, however so far I am left with some unanswered questions. I'll copy paste my question along with the link to my post which has more information.
Before emacs I thought I knew my computer, now after learning, or trying to learn emacs I am not so sure and feel like an 80 year old with dementia. Anyways, I am not sure if this happens to everyone or I am just not doing it right.
Back to my question. I am learning emacs to write screenplays and notes and also use it as a planner/organizer/manager. I plan to make it my one stop from writing to having my film list to small notes and books and what have you. I am mighty impressed with all the packages available which will make writing much fun.
While previously I worked with Files and Folders and it got a bit too messy. I understand there is an extension called helm which makes file management a breeze. I've been playing with packages and Dired. I understand how emacs works and how it goes about doing its business. I think about files and folders and emacs talks about directory and sub-directory (sub-folders).
Let me run you through what I did and how I messed up or I think I messed up, again :
I unzipped emacs to > C:\Users\MyName\OneDrive\emacs
My .emacs folder lands up in C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming.emacs.d
Along with 3 emacs files / #.emacs# / .emacs and .emacs~ in C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming
When I type C-x C-f it takes me to C:\Users\MyName\OneDrive\emacs\bin/
When I look up other tutorials I notice that their emacs files are in their home directory and not else where. Also when I customize it does make changes to one of the files in C:\Users\My\AppData\Roaming however the package gets installed in C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming.emacs.d\elpa
and then the customization never shows up even after package-initialize and package-require. So I am guessing my Emacs isn't picking up on the right file or I messed up. Can I not have .emacs.d and those 3 files in my home directory C:\Users\MyName\OneDrive\emacs\bin/
How have you set up your emacs?
What is the best way to go about file management and not have things cluttered and mixed up.
Is there some sort of an optimal setup?
Thanks for your help.
This thread is the solution I am trying to implement.