I'm using miktex and there are few packages that I don't have on my pc so I downloaded them , where should I put them to make them functional ( the folder name).

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    Just use the MiKTeX package manager to install missing packages. – Mensch Mar 13 '16 at 11:03
  • I think tex.stackexchange.com/questions/196555/… is a better choice for the duplicate. Packages should only be manually installed as a last resort. The TeX distribution's package manager should be used wherever possible. – Paul Gessler Mar 14 '16 at 1:19

If you only need the seperate downloaded packages for one project only, you can store them in the project folder.

The correct way to install packages using the MiKTeX Package Manager:

Start -> All Programs -> MiKTeX 2.9 -> Maintenance -> Package Manager

In the program choose either all needed packages by selecting them via


and then start the download from

Task -> Install

Else you can download packages by

Edit -> Select All


Edit -> Select Installable Packages

The download is started as explained above. Uninstalling packages is analogue to the install procedure.

  • @mostafax80 marking answers as helpful is thanks enough ;) – naphaneal Mar 13 '16 at 22:49
  • new to the site, can't mark yet :D – mostafax80 Mar 13 '16 at 23:04
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    @mostafax80 Yes, you can. You can accept answers even though you can't yet vote on them. – cfr Mar 14 '16 at 1:48

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