I've recently run into the following error message that I have no idea on how to resolve:

! I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'. \input pgfutil-common-lists.tex

It occurs when I use the pgfplots package. It showed up all of a sudden yesterday (even though previously it compiled fine with the pgfplots package) and I haven't done any changes to it. I've never had to input the pgf-common-lists.tex file before for it to work.

I am currently using MiKTeX with Texmaker on Windows 7. My latex files compile fine on other computers.

I have seen a similar problem answered here (I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex') but I am on a Windows 7 machine and cannot follow the instructions given in the answer.

New error after I included the above file:

! I can't find file `pgfmathfunctions.integerarithmetics.code.tex'

Solved: reinstalled miktex.

closed as off-topic by Speravir, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder, Svend Tveskæg, Werner, cmhughes Mar 11 '14 at 22:43

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  • Did you interrupt an update while compiling a document? – percusse Mar 11 '14 at 9:40
  • the file is on ctan, but not in miktex. ctan location: http://mirrors.ctan.org/graphics/pgf/base/tex/generic/utilities/pgfutil-common-lists.tex – wasteofspace Mar 11 '14 at 11:11
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    report the absence of the file, to the miktex list, too... – wasteofspace Mar 11 '14 at 11:12
  • Thanks for the file @wasteofspace - i included it in the directory of my tex file but now it gives a new error: ! I can't find file `pgfmathfunctions.integerarithmetics.code.tex'. – Mitsarien Mar 11 '14 at 17:57
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a localized problem that could be solved with an update of package pgf or an FNDB refresh as admin and as user. – Speravir Mar 11 '14 at 21:31