[Tex/LaTex] Unable to reach MikTeX items from Start Menu


I would like to have MikTeX (the tex compiler) know of a *.sty file for purpose of displaying Stata output. (Basically, I would need to have MikTeX source the a "texmf" directory in which there is a Stata.sty file.) There used to be a dialog window accessible from StartMenu that I could use to specify such "texmf" directory.

However, I cannot reach the dialog window from the StartMenu now. I am also unable to identify the *.exe file found in the root folder of MikTeX.

It would be helpful if anyone could: either identify the *.exe file that could be used to call the dialog window for specifying the user-defined "texmf" directory; or, provide solution for solving the missing "StartMenu" item issue.

(For my case, typing "MikTex" at the start menu does not invoke any query result.)

System: Windows 7, Ultimate

Best Answer

Upon quick search, the dialog window could be accessed through the executable file to be found as the following directory:

If the machine was 64-bit based, it it likely to be found as:

C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\mo_admin.exe

Otherwise, the "MikTex Options" dialog window will be found as:

C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\mo_admin.exe

With the help of the IT people at University of Michigan Law School, the Start Menu shortcuts could be recovered through copying those valid shortcuts as a folder to the problematic machine. Dragging the folder to the StartMenu would be all that is needed to fix the StartMenu Item problem.