I just downloaded MiKTeX and TeXstudio from CTAN as a zip file ProTeXt-3.1.4-020114.exe

I then installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio.

But the TeXstudio can not compile/build/view after I created/save a file.

It seems to me that the configuration has not been set up properly.

What is the standard pdfLatex that I should use in MiKTeX/bin for compile and build in TeXstudio?

What is the (MiKTeX?) internal viewer that I should use for "view" in TeXstudio?

EDIT: I happened to have installed TeXstudio first. Then I installed MiKTeX. After I found out that TeXstudio compile/buid/view do not work, I uninstalled TeXstudio and reinstalled TeXstudio. But it still does work.

EDIT: It turned out that the problem is MiKTeX 2.9 installation. The log file said that "regsvr32 MiKTeX209-core.dll" failed when launched from mpm.exe. I did it manually and TeXstudio worked fine now.

  • Did you install MiKTeX first then TeXStudio? – Joseph Wright Sep 24 '14 at 6:09

You can delete %APPDATA%\texstudio\texstudio.ini (while TeXstudio is not running). At the next startup, TeXstudio will use the default settings and try to detect an existing MikTeX installation as part of this.

  1. close TeXstudio
  2. if deleting %APPDATA%\texstudio\texstudio.ini does not work
  3. then delete everything in %APPDATA%\texstudio and
  4. restart TeXstudio.

I hope this would work.

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