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Unable to Set Windows Env Variables - USER_PREF_DIR

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Hey all,

I'm trying to set the environment variable HOUDINI_USER_PREF_DIR - to a specific folder.

I have other environment variables working perfectly, but I cannot get this one to work regardless of whether I use a windows environment variable or place this inside the Houdini.env,

Everytime I open Houdini and check the shell using hconfig, it says my temp directory is set to the default directory,

does anyone have any ideas? My only guess is this is being set elsewhere and their fore overriding my manually created env varaibles.

(Ive checked spelling etc. and this is what my windows env variable looks like; name = ‘HOUDINI_USER_PREF_DIR’, value = ‘D:\Houdiniprefs’ )


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So ive found that the HOME env variable is what seems to be overriding my pref directory, but thought it would be possible to set them independently 

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user pref dir must includ __HVER__ to work - this gives it somewhere to shove the houdini major version

for example:


which resolves to u:/houdini17.0





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