If you are just starting out in R it’ll be important to know how to determine your working directory or how to find the files you may have saved. Luckily getting, setting or changing your working directory in R is easy and should be part of any cheat sheet you might be keeping handy.
> setwd("..") > getwd() > setwd("R1")
Let’s go through these one by one.
A double-dot (..) as setwd(“..”) is used to move up a folder from your current directory.
To find your current directory type getwd().
To go to a specific directory add the directory between the quotes. See above where “R1” was used after the setwd.
You can also move a few levels in your directory by using the following structure: setwd(“./parent/child”).