- I wanted emacs in
C:\Program Files (x86)\emacs, so I created that folder first
- Go here to get the latest emacs version. I got
- Unzip that file and dump its contents into
C:\Program Files (x86)\emacs
- In Windows Explorer, open
C:\Program Files (x86)\emacs\bin, then double click on
- Yay! You have emacs running. You may wish to add
runemacs.exeto your Start menu (drag and drop it there)
.emacs.d. But where to place it? If you follow Art Lee's instruction step 6, you can control where you want to place those files using the
HOMEEnvironment Variable (set in the Windows Control Panel).
On the other hand, why bother? Especially if you are not running emacs as an administrator. By default, the
HOMEwill apparently be set as
C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaminganyway, so copy
.emacs.dinto that directory.
Unfortunately for me, coming from Ubuntu, I had ColorTheme installed via apt-get, so it wasn't contained in my
.emacs.d. I have to reinstall that now...