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I am working on a collaborative Latex project which is hosted on a svn server. The project uses forward slash as the path separator in the tex source. e.g,


This creates a problem for me as I get a 'File not found' Latex error on TeXnicCenter for this. I think this is because I am on Windows and TexnicCenter does not understand / as a path separator. Is there some way to fix this?

I am using Latex --> PDF profile, which uses this compiler C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe.

Just to clarify, I don't have write permission on most of the core tex files, so I cannot do a replace all / with \. Plus most of the other people are using Linux, so it will be impossible for me to convince them to shift to \.

The contents of MWE .log file:-

    This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2011.9.20)  8 APR 2014 16:50
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, afrikaans, ancientgreek, arabic, armenian, assamese, basque, bengali
, bokmal, bulgarian, catalan, coptic, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, galic
ian, german, german-x-2009-06-19, greek, gujarati, hindi, hungarian, icelandic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian,
 kannada, kurmanji, lao, latin, latvian, lithuanian, malayalam, marathi, mongolian, mongolianlmc, monogreek, ngerman, ng
erman-x-2009-06-19, nynorsk, oriya, panjabi, pinyin, polish, portuguese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, s
lovenian, spanish, swedish, swissgerman, tamil, telugu, turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, usenglishm
ax, welsh, loaded.
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\article.cls"
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\size10.clo"
File: size10.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
) ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\oberdiek\epstopdf.sty"
Package: epstopdf 2010/02/09 v2.5 Conversion with epstopdf on the fly (HO)
 ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\oberdiek\epstopdf-base.sty"
Package: epstopdf-base 2010/02/09 v2.5 Base part for package epstopdf

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\infwarerr.sty"
Package: infwarerr 2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/message (HO)
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\oberdiek\grfext.sty"
Package: grfext 2010/08/19 v1.1 Managing graphics extensions (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\kvdefinekeys.sty"
Package: kvdefinekeys 2011/04/07 v1.3 Defining keys (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\ltxcmds.sty"
Package: ltxcmds 2011/04/18 v1.20 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\oberdiek\kvoptions.sty"
Package: kvoptions 2010/12/23 v3.10 Keyval support for LaTeX options (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\keyval.sty"
Package: keyval 1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\kvsetkeys.sty"
Package: kvsetkeys 2011/04/07 v1.13 Key value parser (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\etexcmds.sty"
Package: etexcmds 2011/02/16 v1.5 Prefix for e-TeX command names (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\ifluatex.sty"
Package: ifluatex 2010/03/01 v1.3 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
Package ifluatex Info: LuaTeX not detected.
Package etexcmds Info: Could not find \expanded.
(etexcmds)             That can mean that you are not using pdfTeX 1.50 or
(etexcmds)             that some package has redefined \expanded.
(etexcmds)             In the latter case, load this package earlier.
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\pdftexcmds.sty"
Package: pdftexcmds 2011/04/22 v0.16 Utilities of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\ifpdf.sty"
Package: ifpdf 2011/01/30 v2.3 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)
Package ifpdf Info: pdfTeX in PDF mode is detected.
Package pdftexcmds Info: LuaTeX not detected.
Package pdftexcmds Info: \pdf@primitive is available.
Package pdftexcmds Info: \pdf@ifprimitive is available.
Package pdftexcmds Info: \pdfdraftmode found.

Package epstopdf Warning: No graphics package `graphic{s,x}' loaded.

)) ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\graphicx.sty"
Package: graphicx 1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\graphics.sty"
Package: graphics 2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
 ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\trig.sty"
Package: trig 1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
) ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\00miktex\graphics.cfg"
File: graphics.cfg 2007/01/18 v1.5 graphics configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
Package graphics Info: Driver file: pdftex.def on input line 91.

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\pdftex-def\pdftex.def"
File: pdftex.def 2011/05/27 v0.06d Graphics/color for pdfTeX
No file MWE.aux.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OML/cmm/m/it on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for T1/cmr/m/n on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OT1/cmr/m/n on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OMS/cmsy/m/n on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OMX/cmex/m/n on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for U/cmr/m/n on input line 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 7.
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\context\base\supp-pdf.mkii"
[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]

! LaTeX Error: File `img/EC' not found.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

l.8 \includegraphics{img/EC}

I could not locate the file with any of these extensions:
Try typing  <return>  to proceed.
If that doesn't work, type  X <return>  to quit.

(E:\escudo\proposal\MWE.aux) ) 
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 1366 strings out of 494045
 19168 string characters out of 3148393
 69513 words of memory out of 3000000
 4671 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
 3640 words of font info for 14 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
 715 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
 42i,1n,23p,318b,37s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s

No pages of output.
PDF statistics:
 0 PDF objects out of 1000 (max. 8388607)
 0 named destinations out of 1000 (max. 500000)
 1 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000)
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marked as duplicate by Speravir, egreg, cmhughes, Heiko Oberdiek, Svend Tveskæg Apr 8 '14 at 23:07

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Does the image img/EC.??? exist? What is the extension? How is the TeX file compiled (pdflatex, latex+dvips+ps2pdf, ...)? The forward slash is correct, it works both in Unix/Linux and Windows. – Heiko Oberdiek Apr 7 '14 at 17:19
Then make a minimal working example (MWE). – Heiko Oberdiek Apr 7 '14 at 18:10
@xkcd: Are you using \DeclareGraphicsExtensions? I assume both files img/EC.eps and img/EC.pdf exist as valid graphics files? Then \includegraphics{img/EC.pdf} should work with pdflatex and \includegraphics{img/EC.eps} should work with latex + dvips + ps2pdf. – Heiko Oberdiek Apr 7 '14 at 22:24
So the image is an EPS file? Then read Including pdf figures in Latex document using TexnicCenter. General information about allowed graphics extensions from Heiko: Graphics file extensions and their order of inclusion when not specified. – Speravir Apr 7 '14 at 22:51
@xkcd: Load epstopdf after graphicx. See the warning Package epstopdf Warning: No graphics package graphic{s,x}' loaded.` – Heiko Oberdiek Apr 8 '14 at 15:57