I had a problem with MiKTeX after updating (see here). I suggested to do something with MiKTeX Console, but I couldn't find anywhere MiKTeX Console. So I decided to reinstall MiKTeX. Then MiKTeX Console appeared for a little, and now I have again the starting problem also to MiKTeX Console:

When I select MiKTeX Console a message appears that is saying "windows are searching for miktex-console.exe." and suggests my to find this program by myself.

I tried to uninstall MiKTeX and reinstall it again, but I couldn't uninstall it.

What is going wrong? How can I fix it?

  • And did you search for the exe yourself? It should be in the miktex folder in miktex/bin. Don't worry too much if an entry in the start menu disappears - windows looses them sometimes at updates; simply add it again. And better stop this deinstalling and reinstalling - you can mess up your system quite a lot with it. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 7 at 9:32
  • @UlrikeFischer I tried to find it by myself, but I get nothing... Also there is no miktex/bin. Maybe I mess up my system... This is the reason that I want to delete MiKTeX and reinstall it. – Kώστας Κούδας Feb 7 at 10:04
  • 1
    As you can start pdflatex, there musst be a bin folder from miktex somewhere. Open a command line and type where pdflatex, hopefully this give you a path. Or check in the log-file where book.cls is - the binaries are nearby. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 7 at 10:09
  • @UlrikeFischer , you are right!!! I found it! The problem is that (1) I can't install packages (see: pastebin.com/ZAp6Fuei) and (2) the previews miktex remains in Windows start menu. Should I edit the main post or create a new question? – Kώστας Κούδας Feb 7 at 10:40
  • 1
    I have no problems to connect the miktex server, so whatever is blocking you is a local problem (proxy, firewall, overeager virus protection, something else ...). If you don't find the cause, you will have to install the packages through a local repository: tex.stackexchange.com/a/462216/2388 – Ulrike Fischer Feb 7 at 11:45

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.