Apologies if this is not the correct place to ask this, since it is not exactly TeX specific...
I've been using Kile for a few years on my Windows 10 machine with no problem. After a Windows update, Kile suddenly no longer does anything. Upon opening Kile, I see
[LivePreview-PDFLaTeX] failed to start in the messages window. Running a System Check, everything fails. For example, the test results show:
LaTeX (Critical failure, Kile will not function properly)
- Binary: Could not find the binary for this essential tool.
It worked fine last week until I installed a Windows update and restarted my computer. Otherwise nothing changed. I already uninstalled and reinstalled Kile, but that did not help.
What could have gone wrong, and what should I do to fix it?
Edit: I still do not know what the problem is, but I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Kile one more time. I started up Kile, but it still was not working. Then I ran the command
latex in the command line and restarted Kile..... and it is working!?!??! Kile now finds the binaries with no problem.
This was nothing different from what I did yesterday, but today this fixed the problem.