[texhax] Problem

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Nov 28 08:58:17 CET 2013

Am Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:37:08 +0000 schrieb Joseph Wright:

>> Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode
>> "test1".tex
>> initexmf.exe: Windows API error 5: Access is denied.
>> initexmf.exe: Data: \.\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1101619846-751725672-2231309833-500
>> pdflatex.exe: The operation failed for some reason.
>> pdflatex.exe: Data: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX
>> 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\initexmf.exe

Sounds like a single user installation in C:\program files. That's
not a good idea. If you want to do a single user installation,
install miktex in some folder for which the current (normal) user
has writing rights. Such a single user installation can (and should)
be done without any admin rights/password etc. 
(I have a single user installation in D:\miktex2.9). 

Use C:\program files only if you want a multi user installation.

Ulrike Fischer 

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