# <https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35254852/how-to-change-jupyter-start-folder> Use the jupyter notebook config file: Open cmd (or Anaconda Prompt) and run jupyter notebook --generate-config. This writes a file to C:\Users\username\.jupyter\jupyter_notebook_config. Search for the following line: #c.NotebookApp.notebook_dir = '' Replace by c.NotebookApp.notebook_dir = '/the/path/to/home/folder/' Make sure you use forward slashes in your path and use /home/user/ instead of ~/ for your home directory, and uncomment the line # ~~~~~~~~ First try to run jupyter notebook --notebook-dir='C:\Your\Desired\Start\Directory\' in a command line (cmd) to see if the Jupyter notebook opens at the desired location. If yes, then you can make it a shortcut by: In a Windows File Explorer or on the desktop, Right click > New > Shortcut Enter the following location and click next: jupyter notebook --notebook-dir='C:\Your\Desired\Start\Directory\' Enter a name for your shortcut and finish Now you have a shortcut to start Jupyter at the location you want. This works on Windows 7.