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. Feb 7, 2019 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. Feb 7, 2019 at 10:04
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    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. Feb 7, 2019 at 10:09
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    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 Feb 7, 2019 at 11:45
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    Did this resolve your problem?
    – schtandard
    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:17

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Maybe you have to go to a specific fold in the operational system and delete the file Miktex console.lock. In w10 the path should be in C:/Users/your name/miktex-console.lock. This solve my same problem.

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