Since yesterday's (22.6.2015) update my MiKTeX 2.9 on a USB stick no longer works. Trying to start it on a Windows 7 desktop returns the error

Windows API error 2: could not find file

The only thing I can think of is a clean install, which I would rather not do.

  • I can confirm this error. It happened to me to. It seems that mixtex delete some important files, and does not copy in new one. When I run the update, I fist got the error that mixtex could not find the package manager due to missing msvcp120.dll-file. When I closed the icontray-app and restart, the cmd-file did not find the icon-tray.exe. I checked, and the files did not exist on my system. – Sveinung Jun 23 '15 at 18:15
  • I can confirm this error also on Win8.1 – Dzaic Jun 24 '15 at 6:51
  • @Sveinung: I had (in a normal, single-user, non-portable miktex) also an error regarding a missing dll and couldn't start the package manager. But the command line version worked fine and after mpm --install=miktex-vc120-bin everything was ok (perhaps you need a mpm --update-db first). – Ulrike Fischer Jun 24 '15 at 13:36
  • So, is there any chance, that this issue gets resolved in one of the next update cycles? – user80632 Jun 24 '15 at 14:25
  • @UlrikeFischer I just get an error mpm.exe is not recognised as a command. In the portable version, lot of .exe-files were removed during the update (also the icon-tray program). – Sveinung Jun 24 '15 at 21:13

It helped me:

  1. Run mo.exe

  2. From "packages" tab select miktex 2.9 executables -> mpm cli, miktex-vc120-bin, miktex-internal-bin

  3. Update again.

(miktex portable with /bin added to path)

  • Well, I got the error that the program could not be run because mvscp120.dll was missing. The problem seems to be that I run the update from the GUI. I will try to reinstall the portable version and update the .dll from the command line. – Sveinung Jun 25 '15 at 8:42
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    @Sveinung: Get msvcp120.dll free from Microsoft. It is part of Visual C++ 2013 redistributable. Install it, then do what Stefan Kottwitz wrote above. Worked for me. If it works for you too, then be sure to mark SK's post as the solution. – RobtA Jun 25 '15 at 23:47
  • @RobtA It is much better to use Ulrike Fischer's receipt: mpm --install=miktex-vc120-bin. – Sveinung Jun 26 '15 at 9:51
  • @Sveinung: Ah, yes. I forgot that Miktex will automatically make other changes, as needed. It will even do this midway through processing a document! I use TeX on both Linux as Texlive, and Windows as Miktex. – RobtA Jun 26 '15 at 13:03
  • Different ones were missing for me, but this worked. – Steven Jeuris Apr 29 '16 at 14:11

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