Directory location in console different from panel locations

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marcdw
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Directory location in console different from panel locations

Post by marcdw » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:00 am

I didn't know exactly how to describe this in the subject line.

I noticed something with my recent install of Far that I didn't notice
a year ago on another machine (now in storage).
No matter where I'm at on the disk with regard to the panels I seem to
be in only one place as far as the console is concerned.

Example: In the panel I'm in E:\downloads\archivers\
I manually extract a SFX file or use unzip on a file.
The files extract but once the panel comes back up the extracted files
are nowhere to be seen.
After awhile I discover that everything extracted to my home directory
in D:\users\marcdw\

Pressing Ctrl-O and typing "cd" shows that I am in my home dir
regardless of what the panels show. Even when changing locations
manually by typing I'm still in my home dir.

I think I'm missing something with regards to some setting maybe.
Anyone have an idea on this?
Thanks,

Marc

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Spire
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Post by Spire » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:13 am

Do you have a command processor AutoRun setting that's changing the directory?

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Post by marcdw » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:09 am

Yep, that was it. AutoRun setting turned out to be
AutoRun REG_EXPAND_SZ CD /D %CMDAUTORUNPATH%

The latter variable being my home directory.
Thanks for the link.

Marc
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