How to launch jupyter notebook from any folder

organize your jupyter notebooks more efficiently

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When you launch Jupyter Notebook from Anaconda, it will load the jupyter server from the default folder of Anaconda Powershell Prompt which is usually C:\Users\yourname. Unless you store all your notebooks under the default folder, you may want to load your notebooks from a different folder. It is very simple, just follow the following steps:

  1. launch Anaconda Powershell Prompt
  2. type cd yourfolder to move the working directory to the folder of your choice
  3. type jupyter notebook and it will start the server from your folder

Alternatively you may also change the default loading folder for Anaconda Powershell Prompt. I do not do so as I usually store notebooks in different folders.


Wang Jiwei
Wang Jiwei
Associate Professor

My current research/teaching interests include digital transformation and data analytics in accounting.