Chapter 4. Maintenance

Refreshing the File Name Database

To speed up file search, MiKTeX makes use of a list of known file names. This list is called the file name database (FNDB).

It is necessary that you refresh the file name database whenever you manually install TeX/LaTeX-related files in a user-managed TEXMF directory.

You can update the file name database with the help of MiKTeX Console. If you prefer the command-line, you can use the MiKTeX Configuration Utility (see initexmf(1)).