# Thread: Launcher points to the wrong folder?

1. Gee! These Aren't Roasted!
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## [SOLVED] Launcher points to the wrong folder?

I set up a launcher icon to run a Windows program I use a lot. I did it with unity-launcher-editor before upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10. But it has this problem: the file is run, but the "working folder" for the program is my home folder instead of the application's folder.

The application resides in /home/myname/path/to/app/ and creates and uses some config files; if I run it from Nautilus (or the terminal) it uses the config files in its own folder; while if I run it from the unity launcher, it creates and uses new config files in /home/myname/.
This of course doesn't work - I don't want to have two differing sets of settings. How can I tell the launcher to point to the right folder? I used a command like this: "wine /home/myname/path/to/app/application.exe"

Thanks,
Cristian
Last edited by Quaxo76; November 9th, 2011 at 03:14 PM. Reason: Marked as "solved"

2. Gee! These Aren't Roasted!
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## Re: Launcher points to the wrong folder?

*Bump* Anyone?

3. ## Re: Launcher points to the wrong folder?

Create a simple script that moves you to correct location before launching the program, and then point the launcher to that script.

Code:
#! /bin/sh
cd /home/myname/path/to/app/
wine application.exe
(remember to make the script executable, of course)

edit: Actually, there's a better way. You should use "wine start" in the launcher to start programs with a path. It will automatically set the working directory:
Code:
wine start 'C:\path\to\application.exe'
or using Unix-style path:
Code:
wine start /Unix "$HOME/path/to/app/application.exe" http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-3b29...01a2b8edc21619 Last edited by mcduck; November 9th, 2011 at 08:20 AM. 4. Gee! These Aren't Roasted! Join Date Jul 2007 Beans 142 ## Re: Launcher points to the wrong folder? Originally Posted by mcduck or using Unix-style path: Code: wine start /Unix "$HOME/path/to/app/application.exe"

That worked, thank you! It now opens a terminal before opening the application, but I can live with that.

Cristian

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