# Help with finding style file

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
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:

http://latex.silmaril.ie/formattinginformation/personal.html#winpers

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.

Peter

On 1 May 2020 01:21:34 Abbot Patrick <frpatrick at maronitemonks.org> 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?
>