[texworks] Texworks quit working (on windows)

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Wed Sep 28 15:09:15 CEST 2011


Le 28/09/2011 10:57, Lars Madsen a écrit :
> K. Frank wrote, On 2011-09-28 06:06:
>> Hello Arno (and Felix)!
>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM, Arno Trautmann
>> <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Felix Wieczorek wrote:
>>>> I installed TeX Live 2011, downloaded today for a
>>>> colleague, installed
>>>> it with advanced install, texworks runs perfectly.
>>> For the record: 64bit or 32bit? Maybe that is important …
>> My current copy of TeX Live claims to be 2011. When I
>> downloaded
>> the installer and installed it, I didn't notice any
>> explicit 64-bit option.
>> When I run the various TeX Live applications (e.g.,
>> PS_View, DVIOUT
>> DVI Viewer, TeX Live Manager, and TeXworks editor), they
>> all show up
>> in the windows Task Manger as 32-bit processes. (Note,
>> when trying
>> to run TeXworks, it does show up briefly in Task Manager
>> -- long enough
>> to see that it's a 32-bit process -- before it exits
>> almost immediately.)
>> So, my Tex Live installation appears to be 32-bit (and I
>> wasn't aware
>> that there might be a 64-bit option).
>>> cheers
>>> Arno
>> Thanks.
>> K. Frank
> Have you ckecked that there are not any corrupt TeXworks
> configuration files.

If it is the Tex Live version of teXworks, go to 
c:\users\<you>\.texlive2010\texmf-config and suppress the 
"texworks" folder.
So you suppress all the configuration files.
Restart TeXworks from Tex Live, a new folder will be created.

But I am using Tex Live 2010.
There are 2 TeXworks.exe: one in c:\texlive\2010\win32\bin 
and one with companion folders in 
The files have not the same date but are the same version of 

As far as I can remember, I installed TeXworks before Tex 
Live (I was using MikTeX before, but shifted because of the 
difficulties knowing if you are user or administrator).
The TeXworks, not from Tex Live, was updated regularly and 
is now 0.5r.932(official)
The configuration files for this TeXworks are in 

I am under Windows 7(64) but Tex Live is win32.

Hope this helps,


> Is it possible to start it from the commandline instead of
> clicking on it (it might leave some messages before
> disapearing)

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