On Windows Vista, I created a custom directory C:\MikTex\tex\latex\myheader for all my header files (mostly just .tex). Now I've installed Windows 7 and I can't seem to work out how I did it the last time. I'm using TexNicCenter for compiling and it always says that it can't find the files at all.

I think I had to do texhash whenever I changed something in the directory back then, but now doing texhash does nothing. Any help?

  • Did you re-do the "Define Output Profiles..." (Alt+F7) settings in TeXnicCenter? Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 19:24

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informations for integrating Local Additions can be found here: http://docs.miktex.org/manual/localadditions.html

Edit: Just did a little bit research and found some information about easily adding folders under windows here. I don't have a win PC here, so I can't test, but it should work

For me adding the path to the TEXINPUTS enviroment Variable is working perfectly. To add TEXINPUTS Variable press windows + pause, advanced system settings, advanced and then enviroment variables.

There you can choose between user and system based enviroment variables. user based only apply for your current user. Just click new to add TEXINPUTS.

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