Invalidate Caches/restart

I was having an issue with the indexing constantly running and clicked on invalidate caches/restart . I got an error message back that said Caches are locked, WebStorm will be unable to start up.

Now I get a error every time on load of "Unable to save settings. Please restart WebStorm"

 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Please try rebooting - does the problem persist? What OS are you on?

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I have tried re-booting several times to no avail. I am running Windows 8.1

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Seems files are locked by some process. You can check what process is holding the files (using process explorer, for example - see http://superuser.com/questions/117902/easy-way-to-find-out-which-process-is-locking-a-file-or-folder-in-windows, for example). Might be an antiviral tool, for example... Also, where do you have WebStorm configs and caches stored? Please attach your idea.log (Help/Show Log in Explorer)

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BTW, neverending indexing might also be caused by certain tools watching and modifying files in caches dir - once WebStorm sees that indexes are deleted/corrupted, it starts re-building them...

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The log file is over a gig in size. It will not let me even delete it. Is there a way I could just reinstall webstorm?

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Paths:

C:\Users\steve.tess\.WebStorm2016.3\config

C:\Users\steve.tess\.WebStorm2016.3\system\caches

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I don't think that reinstalling would help; some application seems to be blocking files in C:\Users\steve.tess\.WebStorm2016.3 folder

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I did look at Process Explorer but could not tell much. I will see if it clears itself overnight, and if not get back to you in the morning

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I was able to clear the cache this morning, and WebStorm started up fine without any errors.

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Thanks for your help!

Steve

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