After a few problems with MiKTeX (see here, here and here) I decided to delete the current MiKTeX and reinstall it. I uninstalled MiKTeX from MiKTeX Console, but some folders named "miktex" (in several paths) continue to exist.

I tried to delete MiKTeX from Apps & Features of Windows, but I couldn't. The system can't find miktex-conosle.exe.

  1. Should I remove these folders before installing the new MiKTeX? C:\Users\HP 250\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9 and C:\Users\HP 250\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX. I prefer no, because I don't want to reinstall the fonts, but if it is necessery, I 'll do it.

  2. If I finally have to remove them, can I delete these folders by using the traditional way "select all and then delete them"?

  3. Should I uninstall also TeXstudio? I 've heard that TeXstudio has to be installed after MiKTeX.

Thank's in advanced!

  • 2
    If you don't reinstall all the packages/fonts, miktex won't perhaps know that they are installed and get confused. In theory you can import packages from another miktex with mpm but I have some doubts that your system is still in a state where this works. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 7 at 22:45
  • Delete MiKTeX as good as you can from your system. Let's hope there are not too much registry entrys left in your system. Are you able to change the pathes TeXStudio needs to run MiKTeX (that means you have manualy to change all pathes in TeXStudio to fit the new pathes of MiKTeX after you reinstalled it). Easier would be, I guess, to uninstall TeXStudio too. Then please follow my answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/397068/16550 to reinstall MiKTeX. The reboots are important, do not miss them! After uninstalling TeXStudio from your system reboot too! – Kurt Feb 7 at 23:20
  • @Kurt You said "Delete MiKTeX as good as you can from your system". Will this damage the system? For example, I can't delete Libre Office by delete its folder in Program Files. – Kώστας Κούδας Feb 8 at 6:23
  • You already did a lot of things with your windows. Windows does not love if someone installs and uninstalls programs a lot (more bad with no reboots). So it could be your system already is corrupted. Sometimes reboot help, sometimes not. I'm not sitting in front of your system, I can not know or proof what happend to your system. You can delete the both directorys, it would be no more damage. Then shutdown windows. wait 5 minutes, switch on the computer and start windows. If you are in bad luck you have to install windows new. So I hope you have a backup of your data for security? – Kurt Feb 8 at 13:18
  • @Kurt , you brought good news... I 'll try to delete them, and I 'll see... Thanks for your answers! – Kώστας Κούδας Feb 8 at 21:31

The system can't find miktex-conosle.exe.

The miktex-conosle.exe file does not exist, the name is miktex-console.exe. Some bad transcription somewhere.

  • Finaly I deleted these folders like there were simple files. Then I reinstalled MiKTeX and TeXstudio. Until now I didn't get problems! Thank you!!! – Kώστας Κούδας Feb 10 at 8:05

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