I checked the configuration (options - configure texmaker) and found no option for log files. I checked for a log file under the cprogram files (x86)texmaker and found none. I checked for a log path in the windows registry using regedit and found none. I assume theres a setting that lets texmaker search in the wrong folder, such as -output-directory. Its also possible that texmaker simply doesnt find pdflatex. After some time i figured out how you ended up into this file not found problem. In future, please provide the steps that bring into the errors. When you run latex (pdflatex) you need write permission to write the pdf. Log (creating it in the process) and edited internal references from test1 to test2. Result no complaint about a missing log file, but the pdf file is not created. It gives information about what the document is and how to process it, like for example the name and version number of the compiler to use. Then i updated my mac and it keeps saying log file not found even though im opening the previously mentioned document just for practice. An integrated writing environment for creating latex documents. A custom directory where all auxiliary files are placed (-aux-directory). 50 videos play all mix - texmaker package not found fixed youtube how to generate references with latex (bibtex) - duration 254. -11-05 miglincit - i am using the option -aux-directorydtmp with the latex-command to have all those aux-files in the tmp-directory. copy this pdflatex -synctex1 -interactionnonstopmode.