I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on my Windows 10 laptop. I have Texmaker as editor. While installing I used the auto download without asking option. But when I try to build my file, it gives an error saying the package is not found. The code is:


The error I get:

! LaTeX Error: File `geometry.sty' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)

Why it's not auto downloading the package? What should I do?

  • Please install the complete version and try....
    – MadyYuvi
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 5:04
  • Will you please elaborate? I downloaded MikTex from here: miktex.org/download
    – Sahil
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 5:07
  • Hopefully you are using the basic set to install, please download the complete package and install it....
    – MadyYuvi
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 5:10
  • Welcome to TeX SX! Perhaps the firewall on your laptop blocks MiKTeX connections?f
    – Bernard
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 8:06
  • No, I turned of the firewall and tried again. But nothing happened.
    – Sahil
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 8:42

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I had this problem as well. I selected "Install for all users" in setup and this seems to require me to run pdflatex as admin to auto-install packages.

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