# TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting `.eps` files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named

``````coilsans.eps
``````

will be automatically be converted to a file named

``````coilsans-eps-converted-to.pdf
``````

However I find that the conversion is done if the `.eps` file is located in the root directory as the main `.tex` file. If the `.eps` files happen to be located in another folder, then PdfLaTeX complains e.g.

``````! Package pdftex.def Error: File `../test/classi-eps-converted-to.pdf' not  found.

See the pdftex.def package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
...

l.130 ...ludegraphics[scale=1]{../test/classi.eps}
}
?

Process has been terminated ...
``````

How to instruct PDFLaTeX to search in the right directories?

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Add the option `-shell-escape` to your compilation options.

Alternatively, instead of having the EPS images in a folder at the same level (but in a different subdirectory), you could just place it in a subdirectory of your root `.tex` file. Then `pdflatex` will not complain about the conversion and inclusion of EPS files.

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@ Werner Thanks. Does -shell-escape is to be put after pdfLaTeX.exe like in pdfLaTeX -shell-escape myfile.tex ? Actually I have the file in a folder in my tex root directory. Even if I have {/test/classi.eps}, PdfLaTeX still complains. 1 vote up. –  yCalleecharan Dec 28 '11 at 7:52
@yCalleecharan: Yes, `pdflatex -shell-escape myfile.tex`. I was able to reproduce your error if I included `../test/XX.eps`, but had no problems with inclusion of `test/XX.eps` under `pdflatex`. The `-shell-escape` option solved it in both cases. The problem deals with "restricted mode," which led me to this thread. I found that I had the `shell_escape = p` setting in my `texmf.cnf` file. –  Werner Dec 28 '11 at 8:00
@ Werner I have the texmf.cnf file also as yours with shell_escape = p in C:\texlive\2011\texmf\web2c. My mistake was to put {/test/classi.eps} and not just {test/classi.eps}. Thanks. It works now. –  yCalleecharan Dec 28 '11 at 8:13

Try this kind of folder structure. I had the same error but overcome by using like this.

``````\chapter{Introduction}
\ifpdf
\graphicspath{{Introduction/IntroductionFigs/PNG/}{Introduction/IntroductionFigs/PDF/}{Introduction/IntroductionFigs/}}
\else
\graphicspath{{Introduction/IntroductionFigs/EPS/}{Introduction/IntroductionFigs/}}
\fi
``````
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