I hope this question is a duplicate one because I have already tried to find init.vim inside the nvim folder but I am unable to locate the file. Also, would I have to create it explicitly or would it be automatically created on installation? Kindly help me out. Both of these folders are empty.



I am using Windows 8.1.

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Neovim won't create the ~/AppData/Local/nvim/init.vim file during installation. You will have to create it yourself.

The easiest way to confirm it's being loaded is to create the file with:

:echoerr "init.vim is loaded"

Which should show an error message on startup.

  • shows init.vim is loaded while the folders are empty. Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 15:42

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