# Including eps graphics and compiling with pdflatex gives a pdftex.def Error: File 'xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

I am storing my graphics in a directory contained in the parent folder of my main.tex file:

/parent
/main
/main.tex
/graphics
/figure.eps


I add that directory to my graphics path in the setup:

\usepackage{graphicx}   % Including figure files
...
\graphicspath{{../graphics/}}

...
...

\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{multi_relation.eps}
\caption{blabla}
\label{blabla}
\end{figure}


I read another thread here Converted xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf not found where the solution was to use the epstopdf package and specify the outdir. I tried to do that above. However I get this error when I try to import eps graphics:

! Package pdftex.def Error: File /home/username/PaperProduction/graphics/multi_re

Also same when I use outdir=../graphics/. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?
• by default tex is prevented from writing to files not below the current directory (eg ../anything) for security reasons. Is there any reason for not having the files locally? – David Carlisle Dec 15 '16 at 19:16
• also you show PaperProduction with no space in the error message but Paper Production` with a space in your path. (I'd avoid spaces in directory names) – David Carlisle Dec 15 '16 at 19:17