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
  • 1.Set up a private (per-user) TeX installation. If you are reinstalling then there is good reason to follow the recommendations from MiKTeX "It is highly recommended that you choose a private installation. Setting up a shared (system-wide) installation requires administrator privileges and you should keep in mind that maintaining a shared installation can become complicated and error prone." There are open issues with an admin install such as #239 64-bit MiKTeX-Console Admin on Win 10 exits without doing anything #187 Win7 admin updating process buggy – user170109 Feb 8 at 23:48

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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