IDEA will not load. Log: "FS repostiory wasn't safely shut down"

Help!

My idea froze, and I had to kill the process. Now when I try to open it again - it stays at the same place "Loading Project" and "Scanning files...".

I tried letting it run for a very long time hoping that it would eventually open. I also tried rebooting my machine.

The idea.log looks like this:

2009-06-11 17:09:48,825 [      0]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDEA STARTED ------------------------------------------------------
2009-06-11 17:10:00,796 [  11971]   INFO - ellij.vfs.persistent.FSRecords - Filesystem storage is corrupted or does not exist. [Re]Building. Reason: FS repostiory wasn't safely shut down
2009-06-11 17:10:08,161 [  19336]   INFO - llij.jetConnect.reader.JetFeed - Updating JetConnect channel: hints
2009-06-11 17:10:09,382 [  20557]   INFO - llij.jetConnect.reader.JetFeed - Updating JetConnect channel: news


Any help would be much appreciated!

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IDEA stores those caches in your home folder in .IntelliJIdea8x\system
I am not sure which subfolder in there may cause the problem.
If you just rename the "system" folder IDEA will hopefully startup fine and re-build its index.
(AFAICS if you delete the whole "system" folder the worst thing you loose is the LocalHistory, so you could try to keep that single subfolder.)

Kevin Burns wrote:

Help!

My idea froze, and I had to kill the process. Now when I try to open it again - it stays at the same place "Loading Project" and "Scanning files...".

I tried letting it run for a very long time hoping that it would eventually open. I also tried rebooting my machine.

The idea.log looks like this:

+2009-06-11 17:09:48,825 INFO - #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDEA STARTED ------------------------------------------------------
2009-06-11 17:10:00,796 INFO - ellij.vfs.persistent.FSRecords - Filesystem storage is corrupted or does not exist. Building. Reason: FS repostiory wasn't safely shut down
2009-06-11 17:10:08,161 INFO - llij.jetConnect.reader.JetFeed - Updating JetConnect channel: hints
2009-06-11 17:10:09,382 INFO - llij.jetConnect.reader.JetFeed - Updating JetConnect channel: news+

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Thanks for the info Stephen - however, I was able to find a fix that had nothing to do with my filesystem. I had created some recursive symlinks that were probably causing the file scanning to run in circles.

But I seem to run into these kinds of problems all the time. I will keep your suggestion in mind.

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