I just switched to a new laptop and am having trouble getting a few packages to work on the new machine. I installed Miktex 2.9 basic package and the style files I need to access are contained in the cite and fancyhdr packages. Now, I can of course put the stlye files in the directory with my main .tex file, but this is not the point. I am trying to properly install these two packages, but cannot get Latex to find them
kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMF returns four folders (two user specific folders and two System folders), one of which is
C:\Program Files\MikTex 2.9. The issue is that I have placed the cite package, for example, at
C:\Program Files\MikTex 2.9\tex\latex\cite, but I still get the installation prompt saying
The required file tex\latex\cite\overcite.sty is missing. The same thing happens with
fancyhdr.sty if I place that package in the same place.
Why can't my compiler find the package? I am looking right at it as far as I know.