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The biblatex helped me to fix problems with the utf8 encoding but: I can not get a bibliography and the citations are not formated.
I am using windows 7 (64bit) with
MiTeX 2.9 and
Texmaker.
I use a .bib file created by mendeley and one created by papers.
After every change, I compiled 4 times.
I tried everything that is commented out in the following minmal example, in all combinations. Can someone help? Here is my minimal example:


\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}
%\usepackage[style=numeric,sorting=none]{biblatex}
%\usepackage[style=numeric,sorting=none]{biber}
\bibliography{Bib/bibpapers} 
%\printbibliography
% or
%\addbibresource{Bib/bibpapers.bib}
\begin{document}
\cite{Griffith:2006dfa}
%\nocite{*}
\printbibliography
\end{document}

It compiles, but the citation key is displayed instead of the formated citation and no Bibliography appears. This is the log file:


LOG FILE :         This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=pdflatex         2012.11.22) 11 DEC 2012 22:11
entering extended mode
**Minmalexpample.tex
("D:\<mypath to the file>.tex"
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, afrikaans, ancientgreek, ar
abic, armenian, assamese, basque, bengali, bokmal, bulgarian, catalan, coptic,
croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, ga
lician, german, german-x-2009-06-19, greek, gujarati, hindi, hungarian, iceland
ic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kannada, kurmanji, lao, latin, lat
vian, lithuanian, malayalam, marathi, mongolian, mongolianlmc, monogreek, ngerm
an, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, nynorsk, oriya, panjabi, pinyin, polish, portuguese,
romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian, spanish, swedish, swis
sgerman, tamil, telugu, turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, u
senglishmax, welsh, loaded.
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\article.cls"
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\size10.clo"
File: size10.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
)
\c@part=\count79
\c@section=\count80
\c@subsection=\count81
\c@subsubsection=\count82
\c@paragraph=\count83
\c@subparagraph=\count84
\c@figure=\count85
\c@table=\count86
\abovecaptionskip=\skip41
\belowcaptionskip=\skip42
\bibindent=\dimen102
)
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\biblatex.sty"
Package: biblatex 2012/10/29 v2.3 programmable bibliographies (PK/JW/AB)
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\biblatex2.sty"
Package: biblatex2 2012/10/29 v2.3 programmable bibliographies (biber) (PK/JW/A
B)
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\etoolbox\etoolbox.sty"
Package: etoolbox 2011/01/03 v2.1 e-TeX tools for LaTeX
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\misc\etex.sty"
Package: etex 1998/03/26 v2.0 eTeX basic definition package (PEB)
\et@xins=\count87
)
    \etb@tempcnta=\count88
)
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\keyval.sty"
    Package: keyval 1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
    \KV@toks@=\toks14
)
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\oberdiek\kvoptions.sty"
Package: kvoptions 2010/12/23 v3.10 Keyval support for LaTeX options (HO)
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\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 (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\kvsetkeys.sty"
Package: kvsetkeys 2011/04/07 v1.13 Key value parser (HO)
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\infwarerr.sty"
Package: infwarerr 2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/message (HO)
)
("C:\Program Files (x86)\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 (x86)\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\LaTeX\tex\latex\logreq\logreq.sty"
Package: logreq 2010/08/04 v1.0 xml request logger
\lrq@indent=\count89
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\logreq\logreq.def"
File: logreq.def 2010/08/04 v1.0 logreq spec v1.0
))
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\ifthen.sty"
Package: ifthen 2001/05/26 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
)
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\url\url.sty"
\Urlmuskip=\muskip10
    Package: url 2006/04/12 ver 3.3 Verb mode for urls, etc.
)
\c@tabx@nest=\count90
\c@listtotal=\count91


Package biblatex Info: Trying to load biblatex default data model...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'blx-dm.def' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\blx-dm.def")
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load biblatex custom data model...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'biblatex-dm.cfg' not found.
\c@afterword=\count131

\c@savedpageref=\count196
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load compatibility code...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'blx-compat.def' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\blx-compat.def"
File: blx-compat.def 2012/10/29 v2.3 biblatex compatibility (PK/JW/AB)
)
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load generic definitions...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'biblatex.def' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\biblatex.def"
File: biblatex.def
\c@biburlnumpenalty=\count197
\c@biburlucpenalty=\count198
\c@biburllcpenalty=\count199
\c@smartand=\count200
)
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load bibliography style 'numeric'...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'numeric.bbx' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\bbx\numeric.bbx"
File: numeric.bbx 2012/10/29 v2.3 biblatex bibliography style (PK/JW/AB)
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load bibliography style 'standard'...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'standard.bbx' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\bbx\standard.bbx"
File: standard.bbx 2012/10/29 v2.3 biblatex bibliography style (PK/JW/AB)
        \c@bbx:relatedcount=\count201
\c@bbx:relatedtotal=\count202
))
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load citation style 'numeric'...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'numeric.cbx' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\cbx\numeric.cbx"
File: numeric.cbx 2012/10/29 v2.3 biblatex citation style (PK/JW/AB)
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\cite'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\parencite'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\footcite'.
    Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\footcitetext'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\smartcite'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\textcite'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\supercite'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\cites'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\parencites'.
Package biblatex Info: Redefining '\smartcites'.
)
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load configuration file...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'biblatex.cfg' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\biblatex.cfg"
File: biblatex.cfg
)))
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load language 'english'...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'english.lbx' found.
("C:\Program Files\LaTeX\tex\latex\biblatex\lbx\english.lbx"
File: english.lbx 2012/10/29 v2.3 biblatex localization (PK/JW/AB)
)
\@quotelevel=\count203
\@quotereset=\count204
("D:\!<my path to the document")
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for OML/cmm/m/it on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for T1/cmr/m/n on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for OT1/cmr/m/n on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for OMS/cmsy/m/n on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for OMX/cmex/m/n on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: Checking defaults for U/cmr/m/n on input line 9.
LaTeX Font Info: ... okay on input line 9.
Package biblatex Info: No input encoding detected.
(biblatex) Assuming 'ascii'.
Package biblatex Info: Automatic encoding selection.
(biblatex) Assuming data encoding 'ascii'.
Package biblatex Info: Trying to load bibliographic data...
Package biblatex Info: ... file 'Minmalexpample.bbl' not found.
No file Minmalexpample.bbl.
Package biblatex Info: Reference section=0 on input line 9.
Package biblatex Info: Reference segment=0 on input line 9.
LaTeX Warning: Citation 'Griffith:2006dfa' on page 1 undefined on input line 10
.
LaTeX Warning: Empty bibliography on input line 12.
[1
{C:/Users/Marlies/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/pdftex/config/pdftex.map}]
("D:\<my path to the document.aux")
LaTeX Warning: There were undefined references.
Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file:
(biblatex) Minmalexpample
(biblatex) and rerun LaTeX afterwards.
Package logreq Info: Writing requests to 'Minmalexpample.run.xml'.
)
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
5573 strings out of 494053
95678 string characters out of 3146442
465259 words of memory out of 3000000
8861 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
3948 words of font info for 15 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
715 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
44i,4n,35p,828b,677s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s
<C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmbx10.pfb>
<C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmr10.pfb>
Output written on Minmalexpample.pdf (1 page, 21003 bytes).
PDF statistics:
14 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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We will need to see some log files. In particular, does Biber find your .bib file? –  Joseph Wright Dec 11 '12 at 21:06
    
With biber you need to run: pdflatex filename, biber filename, pdflatex filename, pdflatex filename. The run of biber you need to get a bibliography that can be inserted with the following runs of pdflatex. –  Kurt Dec 11 '12 at 21:07
    
@Marlies I've edited in your log. That's for LaTeX: you need to run Biber to extract your database info. Did you do that? –  Joseph Wright Dec 11 '12 at 21:34
    
ok, i´m very new... figuring out how to "run Biber" I´ll get back –  Marlies Dec 11 '12 at 21:42
    
I think/hope the source of your problem has been identified, but note also the following: delete line 4 of your posted example file (biber cannot be used in that way); uncomment line 8 and remove line 5 (line 5 is the deprecated way to load a .bib file); \printbibliography (line 6) must appear after \begin{document}. –  jon Dec 11 '12 at 21:43