Help with finding style file

Peter Flynn peter at
Sat May 2 00:05:29 CEST 2020

Please don't mix private .sty files with those installed by TeX (a) 
because they risk bring overwritten at an update and (b) because MiKTeX 
won't find them.

Instead, create a Personal TeX Folder and put it in there. This links 
explains how:

For MiKTeX (only), you have to tell it where that folder is, and update 
MiKTeX's filename database. This is explained in the link too.


On 1 May 2020 01:21:34 Abbot Patrick <frpatrick at> wrote:

> Hi!
> A friend is helping me to learn to use XeLaTeX on Windows 10. I just 
> installed MiKTeX from the 2019 DVD and am using TeXWorks. So far, so 
> good. But my friend gave me a simple .sty file to use in the preamble 
> and I first placed it in the folder with all the other .sty files of 
> the installation. It never found it there. So I moved it here: 
> C:\Users\Fr. Patrick\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\texmf\mgc
> But TeXWorks still complains that it can’t find it.
> Where does it want it?
> Thanks in advance.
> Fr. Patrick
> -- 
> Maronite Monks of Adoration
> Most Holy Trinity Monastery
> 67 Dugway Road
> Petersham, MA 01366-9725

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