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I am running Emacs v23.3.1 on a Windows 7 machine and would like Emacs to be able to resolve a ~user/ pathname in my start up files to a directory. It can resolve ~/ fine, I would like ~user/ to resolve likewise.

How can I teach Emacs how to resolve user's home directory?

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you should change the registry entry as it says in the manual

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Which registry entry? I expect 'HOME' is only for ~ not ~username. –  WilliamKF May 30 '11 at 16:48

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