# Error : (Input index file full.idx not found. Usage: makeindex ). I am using texstudio editor

I am using Texstudio editor. I am using Latex to write my thesis. I have had no problem in the past that Latex list the references in my thesis write-up successfully. Suddenly, when I added one more reference (bibtex), and did the indexing for the references using the shortcut F12, I got the following error:

``````Process started: makeindex.exe "full".idx

[-o ind] [-t log] [-p num] [idx0 idx1 ...]

Process exited with error(s)
``````

I already tried the solution here but It did not work for my case!

I hope that you help me in solve my problem.

• you have tagged the question bibtex (about the references `\cite` etc) but the error is about `makeindex` (`\index` `\printindex` etc) did you just run makeindex instead of bibtex? – David Carlisle Apr 10 '15 at 11:57
• I have an update. The Texstudio now tells me something els. IT is: This is makeindex, version 2.15 [MiKTeX 2.9] (kpathsea + Thai support). Scanning input file full.idx...done (0 entries accepted, 0 rejected). Nothing written in full.ind. Transcript written in full.ilg. I am trying to fix this now. – user75958 Apr 11 '15 at 7:44
• If your document doesn't contain `\makeindex` you shouldn't be trying to run `makeindex file.idx` (as David has indicated). – Nicola Talbot Jun 19 '16 at 17:03

• It sounds like this is the most likely cause. Could you add to your answer to indicate how to change the action of the "Quick compilation" button so that it doesn't run `makeindex`. – Nicola Talbot Jun 19 '16 at 17:06