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Can I change the default workspace for KNIME?

Yes. You can switch to a different workspace while you are running KNIME by choosing File → Switch Workspace. Alternatively you can start KNIME with a different workspace with the following command on Linux or Mac:

$SCHRODINGER/knime -data workspace-directory

On 64-bit Windows machines, using File → Switch Workspace doesn't work. To work around this problem, you can change the startup command for KNIME as follows:

  1. Right-click the KNIME icon on the desktop and choose Properties.
  2. In the Shortcut tab, put the cursor at the end of the text in the Target field.
  3. Add a space then type -data followed by a space and the path to the desired workspace: for example,
     -data C:\Users\myusername\Project\knime_workspace
  4. Click OK.
You can now start Knime with the new workspace by double-clicking the KNIME icon.

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