log file not found

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  • miglincit

    miglincit - 2011-11-02

    I am using the option -aux-directory=D:\tmp with the latex-command to have all
    those aux-files in the tmp-directory.
    This works well, but when i click into the Log-tab an Error pops up saying
    "Log File not found!"

    How can i instruct TexStudio to find the log-file also in D.\tmp ?



  • Anonymous - 2011-11-16

    I have the same problem, too.
    I have my project on a USB flash drive. As building the document on the USB
    stick is painfully slow and wears out the memory, I want all output to be
    written to a different directory on my HDD. One idea was to use

    xcopy *.* p:\texstudio\% /e /d /y /i

    before every build to copy all new files (including images) to the HDD and

    pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -aux-directory="p:\texstudio\?m)" -output-directory="p:\texstudio\?m)" -include-directory="p:\texstudio\?m)" %.tex|tmx://internal-pdf-viewer "p:\texstudio\?m)\?m).pdf"

    to build the document. However, I get the error message that the log file is
    not found (which obviously is created in the "aux-directory"). In addition,
    the internal pdf viewer does not find the output file at
    "p:\texstudio\?m)\?m).pdf". It seems that it always uses the expected outut
    file (in the source directory) and ignores the argument. If I use a different
    viewer such as SumatraPDF, it finds the file, so the path is correct.

    Is there any way to tell TeXstudio where to search for the .log-file and the
    output .pdf file?


  • Anonymous - 2011-11-16

    On windows Vista/Windows 7 with NTFS file system, there is a workaround:
    You can create a symbolic link the corresponding files in the source directory
    (e.g., using mlink or link shell extension).

    However, as far as I know this is not working on Windows XP (which I use at


  • Anonymous - 2011-11-20

    For XP I have found a "hack":
    Intended for Visual C++ 2008, but works also with TeXstudio.
    However, the TeXstudio.exe is suspected by Avira to have a backdoor now (which
    indeed is not so wrong...).


  • Tim Hoffmann

    Tim Hoffmann - 2014-11-05

    Does it not work on a particular platform?


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