Hello there i cant add my bibliography to my file. I am using Texlive and Texmaker. In texmaker i switched the setting from the configuration of bibtex to biber %. I also updated biber via shell command tlgmr update biber. When i type biber test into the shell command i get the following error: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> biber test INFO - This is Biber 2.19 INFO - Logfile is 'test.blg' ERROR - Cannot find 'test.bcf'! INFO - ERRORS: 1

My test.tex contains the following code:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage[backend=biber, style=numeric]{biblatex}






test \end{document}

The \printbibliography command doesnt do anything. I can see the \cite in my pdf.

  • you should not call biber from C:\WINDOWS\system32. Switch to your document folder first. Commented Apr 15, 2023 at 20:10
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    Double check that your configuration is as in tex.stackexchange.com/q/154751/35864. Biber should indeed be executed in the document folder and not in C:\WINDOWS\system32. If you say biber <filename> in C:\WINDOWS\system32, Biber will look for the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\<filename>.bcf, which is probably not there. It is a bit weird that Biber would be executed in that folder and pdfLaTeX in your standard document folder...
    – moewe
    Commented Apr 16, 2023 at 7:28
  • I fixed my problem. I updated the path of my environemnt and system variables and now it works.
    – Abibo
    Commented Apr 16, 2023 at 7:47
  • Please post an answer below and accept it so that this post can also help other people
    – moewe
    Commented Apr 16, 2023 at 7:48

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I had to add the correct path of biber and texlive to my system environment and to the environment of my User. D:\texlive\2022\bin\win32 D:\texlive\2023\bin\windows

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