# TDS Problem - Root Direction / My Folder: C:\tex - Should work?

My Problem is that I want to include a stylesheet for LaTeX from my university. I have MikTeX 2.9 running.

With MiKTeX Options I should be able to add a root direction, such as

``````    MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Not a TDS-compliant root directory.
Data: C:\localtexmf
Source: Programs\MiKTeX\MO\MFC\PropPageRoots.cpp
Line: 367
MiKTeX: 2.9
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Business Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Invokers: non-existing/explorer
PowerUser: no
Root0: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
Root1: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
UserInstall: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserConfig: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserData: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
``````

If I am also putting it for example: `C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\TUD` It doesn't work

What am I doing wrong?

Any ideas?

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Welcome to TeX.SX! –  Claudio Fiandrino Dec 8 '13 at 11:40
To do a shameless copy of an own work (cf. my answer to Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX): “This folder must be TDS compliant … MiKTeX will complain, if not. What you need, depends on what you want to install into this directory, at least a tex\latex subtree should be sufficient. You will go safe, if you mimic the structure of the (itself TDS compliant) MiKTEX tree…” –  Speravir Dec 9 '13 at 23:54

As far as I know, such a directory (I guess it corresponds to the style/class files from your university) cannot be installed directly under a root. It should be in `<root>\tex\latex\TUD`. And the `<root>` should not be `C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9`, but preferably in some local TeX root that respects the TDS architecture, e.g. `C:\LocalTeXMF\tex\latex\TUD`, creating the required directories. You also can put them in `C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\TUD`.
If there is any documentation, put it in `<root>\doc\latex\TUD`, whichever local root you choose.