# Problem with \includegraphics - file not found!

I am trying to include a graph in a tex document. I do realize that there have already been several questions asked about this topic, but I think by now I have tried all suggested solutions but none seem to work. This is the minimal example:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\graphicspath{{C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/images}}
\usepackage[a4paper]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[scale=1]{gap_v3_v4_AT.png}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


Information about my setup:

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX 2.9.

Things I have tried:

• Absolute and relative paths,
• not initialising a figure environment,
• including the directory where the graph is in the MiKTeX Options-> root directory (was suggested in one of the answers to a similar question)

There is definetly a .png file with the same exact name in the folder set by \graphicspath.

I would be really grateful for any ideas!

• You should be compiling with pdfLaTeX. Are you?
– Werner
May 2, 2017 at 15:12
• FFR, put the graphics path inside ", so special characters get escaped. May 2, 2017 at 15:37
• It should also be said that \graphicspath isn't necessary. You can just say \includegraphics{relative_path_from_main}. Sep 14, 2020 at 0:55

\graphicspath does not really setup directories. graphics (or graphicx) only adds the given strings before the file name of the mandatory argument of a \includegraphics, tries to open the file and if is successful uses this concatenated file name to include the file. So

\graphicspath{{C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/images}}
\includegraphics[scale=1]{gap_v3_v4_AT.png}


would try to load C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/imagesgap_v3_v4_AT.png (note the missing slash before gap_v3_v4_AT.png). If C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/images is the name of a directory, you should append a slash at the end:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\graphicspath{{C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/images/}}
\usepackage[a4paper]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\includegraphics[scale=1]{gap_v3_v4_AT.png}
\end{document}


In this example graphicx will try to load C:/Users/felix/Desktop/Bachelorarbeit/TeX/BA_text2/images/gap_v3_v4_AT.png.

BTW: \includegraphics does not need a figure environment. figure environments makes sense only, if LaTeX should move the figure if it could not be printed in place. Mostly figure without \caption makes no sense.

1. You can try to finish your \graphicspath statement with a double slash (//)
2. Check the path that you registered in \graphicspath. Many times the file doesn't compile because of a small typo. Try to copy and paste the path from the properties of the file.
• Why double slash? A single slash should be enough. May 2, 2017 at 15:35

I just found that I had a small letter i in Images, instead of capitalized. Corrected this, and it worked fine. Be careful, Linux is case sensitive with file names.