# Math Help - Accidentally cleared $Path...Mathematica 1. ## Accidentally cleared$Path...Mathematica

A few questions:

1. How do I read in a file that is located on my desktop? I accidentally cleared the $Path as well...oops. 2.I have a data file w/ thousands of points: Code: 0.0237 0.0237 0.0237 0.0237 0.0238 0.0238 0.0237 1 0.0234 0.0229 0.0234 0.0240 0.0257 0.0288 0.0264 2 0.0243 0.0263 0.0307 0.0270 0.0232 0.0199 0.0158 3 0.0203 0.0235 0.0241 0.0247 0.0242 0.0233 0.0265 4 0.0322 0.0272 0.0224 0.0180 0.0124 0.0215 0.0278 5 0.0322 0.0380 0.0352 0.0310 0.0271 0.0212 0.0262 6 0.0302 0.0289 0.0245 0.0275 0.0362 0.0879 0.1695 7 The first seven columns are acceleration data time-stepped at .005 seconds. They run 1-7 (row 1), 8-14 (row 2) etc. I would like to see a plot of acceleration versus time w/ this but the 8th column is just row numbers so I dont want that? Thanks 2. Code:$Path = Append[\$Path, "c:\Math Help Forum"];