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Today I created a new template in the Basic LateX template folder for TeXWorks. Since then, TeXWorks freezes whenever I try to 'open from template.'

The templates themselves still work when I open them by navigating to the template folder using windows explorer, and they still open when I open them from 'open recent' in TeXWorks. Removing the new template I made did not fix the problem.

I am using TeXWorks 0.4.3 r.857 (MiKTeX 2.9), running on Windows 7 Family Premium edition version 6.1.7601. I am the administrator, and I am completely helpless :(

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closed as off-topic by egreg, Joseph Wright Nov 2 '13 at 22:51

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1. Where is your Basic LaTeX template folder located ? does it have read/write access. 2. Remember to place your .tex files outside of MiKTeX 2.9 folder(eg: Desktop or mydocuments) never place your own templates in TeXworks default templates folder. 3. Verify your installation by pdflatex sample2e at commandline window to get a sample2e.pdf inside folder path of execution. 4.Try reinstalling TeXworks from MiKTeX package manager. 5. Lastly try a simple example before going for complex template. – texenthusiast May 25 '13 at 1:49
Hi, the Basic LaTeX template folder is located at:C:\Users\Stefan\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\0.4\templates\Basic LaTeX documents – Stefan James Dawydiak May 27 '13 at 2:32
Hi, thanks for replying. The Basic LaTex template folder is located at C:\Users\Stefan\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\0.4\templates\Basic LaTeX documents. It was read only but changing this didn't fix the problem. 2. The .tex files I create that are non-template are in mydocuments. 3. I am not very computer literate and do not know how to do this step, sorry. 4. I needed a lot of help installing MiKTeX the first time and don't want to try again except as a last resort. 5. The template causing the problem is itself very simple, it is only a title and a date. – Stefan James Dawydiak May 27 '13 at 2:43
1.Please don't place .tex files in above path (it's good practice to use file-names like first-doc-learn.tex with - separators instead of special characters) 2. create .tex files in Desktop to be simple 3. From Win7 programms menu type cmd and double click then you will see then cd Desktop and pdflatex sample2e to get a sample2e.pdf 5.Try this hello world example. watch tutorials That's all.Good luck – texenthusiast May 27 '13 at 4:29
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a bug report that should be addressed to the software developers – egreg Nov 2 '13 at 22:50