# Import file from another folder

Hi I need to import a file.tex (I cannot move it from this folder) file from a different folder of the main file.

is it possible? how i should do?

• \input{relative/path/to/the/other/folder/file.tex} – Ulrike Fischer Nov 4 '17 at 15:34
• Welcome to TeX.SX! – Bobyandbob Nov 4 '17 at 15:37
• It doesn't work! I'm using \input{C:/Users/Myname/Desktop/TESA_economics/SES/pluto.tex} The error is: !Missing $inserted. <inserted tex>$ \input{C:/Users/Myname/Desktop/TESA_economics/SES/pluto.tex} Have you some idea? – Marc Nov 4 '17 at 15:40
• Your problem is the space in your user name and also try to avoid special characters such as _ in your file or folder names. Try with a relative path. For example if your main file is in the folder TESA_economics: \input{./SES/pluto.tex}  – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Nov 4 '17 at 15:44
• @samcarter underscores in file names are not special and not a problem. – Ulrike Fischer Nov 4 '17 at 15:52

First, use \usepackage{import}. Then, use \import{Path}{File.tex}. Inside the first braces, use the file path, eg. /Folder/OtherFolder/.../PackageFolder/. In the second one, put the file name(including extensions like .tex).

For example, if the file's relative path is /Parts/Project/file.tex, this is the MWE you would use.

\documentclass{...}
...
\usepackage{import}
...
\begin{document}
...
\import{/Parts/Project/}{file.tex}
...
\end{document}


Note: I'm not sure if you use file extension. Try experimenting!

• Does this answer work for you? If it doesn't, could you please explain why and how I could improve it? – Someone Mar 31 '20 at 0:21
• Maybe do ../Parts/Project/? – Someone Apr 16 '20 at 15:11