I am using TL 2011 with Windows XP. I have placed some custom files here:


and then I updated the filename database from the TeXLive Manager. Everything is reported fine:

Loading local TeX Live Database
This may take some time, please wait!
Running mktexlsr, this may take some time ...
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2011/texmf-config/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2011/texmf-config/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2011/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2011/texmf/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2011/../texmf-local/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2011/../texmf-local/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Done.

But TeXLive 2011 still cannot find my custom files in the folder:


Note: I didn't have the problem with TexLive 2010.

Any suggestions?


It should be


Do not move the folder unless you modify the texmf.cnf.

  • Ok it works fine. Thanks and 1 vote up. – yCalleecharan Dec 27 '11 at 9:08

The path given by Leo Liu is the correct one to put your own packages or classes. And then don't forget to execute


To do that, press Win+R (Windows button and R button), type texhash, and press OK or just press Enter.

  • Thanks for this shortcut. I normally do this with the TeXLive Manager > update filename database. 1 vote up. – yCalleecharan Dec 27 '11 at 9:09

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