[texworks] message from TeXworks user(MiKTeX)

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Thu Dec 30 04:15:58 CET 2010

On 12/29/2010 7:46 PM, Vladimir Lomov wrote:
> First, try to repeate what you do in directory without spaces (see the
> message), like here:
> 1) create directory C:\temp
> 2) put tthe file jint-TCMT.tex there
> 3) run texworks and open that file in C:\temp
> If now it will work then next time avoid use of directory with spaces.
> In many cases they cause errors.
I don't think the problem is the spaces.  In Vista and Windows 7, the 
old C:\Documents and Settings folder has been replaced by C:\Users and 
another one, C:\Program Data, IIRC.  There is also a hidden folder 
called C:\Documents and Settings that is supposed to somehow, in some 
programs, serve as a pointer to the new folders.  But this is all beyond 
me, really.

If MiKTeX is still set to save by default in C:\Documents and Settings, 
and if you are using Vista or Win7, then changing to a new directory for 
your saves should solve the problem.
> Moreover, I recommend to use for documents another disk drive (D:, for
> example). Create directory D:\documents and put your documents there.
A very good idea, since you can back up all your data files easily.


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