[tex-live] Problems with TL2014 Windows command line environment

Dan Luecking dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 17 19:41:14 CEST 2014

On Wed Jul 16 2014 at19:57:09 CEST, keithpickering . 
at gmail.com  wrote:

>I just installed TL2014 in Windows Vista and ran through the tests
>described in the TexLive Guide, section 3.5, using the TL command line box
>(invoked from the Start Menu). This drops you into the c:\Windows\system32
>directory at startup as a default.
>All tests *appeared* to work, as in the programs ran and the text screen
>output looked normal. However, no actual output files were found using
>either the "dir" command or Windows Explorer.

On my Windows 7 systems, the files actually end up in
So the files can be recovered and some programs can access them
as if they are in \Windows\System32\.

Note that AppData is a hidden directory in Win7, so you may not
see it in a directory listing.

Some program data files (for old programs) turn up in the
above VirtualStore area, too.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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