[tex-live] Copy TexLive to a new PC

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 10 10:41:34 CEST 2009

2009/9/10 Steve MC Han <hmc0907 at yahoo.com>:
> I want to transfer TexLive from an old PC to a new PC with exactly the same
> setting using an external hard drive. Which file shoud I copy?
> TexLive, texmf-local and gs

You don't say what OS you use but I see from your older posts that it's Windows.

Assuming you installed in default locations, you need:


* You will need to add TL to PATH manually
* You will not have desktop/menu shortcuts (unless you copy them as well)
* TL will not show up in Add/remove programs



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