# [Tex/LaTex] %!TEX root = to parent directory

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Currently, I am writing a large report. In my previous ones, I always had the chapters and the main file (thesis.tex) in the same directory as the individual chapters. This time, however, I created a subfolder called "chapters" and put the chapter .tex files in there. But obviously, the command

%!TEX root = thesis.tex"


which I previously put at the beginning of each chapter.tex, does not work anymore. Since I work on the report from different locations, I can not define an absolute path but need to define a relative one. I tried %!TEX root = ../thesis.tex and /%!TEX root = thesis.tex, both of which do not work.

I found threads and solutions for \input and other commands, none of which solve by problem, though. If anyone was able to shed some light here, I'd be very thankful!

Try %!TEX root = ../thesis.tex`