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How does MATLAB know which .mat file to LOAD when there are two files with the same name in two different folders?

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I have added several paths in MATLAB so that I don't have to do it manually every time I start MATLAB. In those paths (or directories), there are multiple files having the same name. Let say I want to load a file, namely 'KTB2007' using load() function without manually go to a specific directory and select it. MATLAB can perform this no problem, but how does MATLAB know which KTB2007 file to load? In both KTB2007 files, there are several variables having identical names as well? I just want to ensure I don't load the wrong file.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Apr 2018
If you want to see where MATLAB finds a specific file, you can use which() with the file name.
As for which one MATLAB will find: it has a search path; https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_env/what-is-the-matlab-search-path.html

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