Cannot close or switch projects in IDEA 12

I installed IDEA 12 yesterday and have run into a strange problem. I cannot close the application or change projects.

When I attempt to close either a project or the application, IDEA 12 will index the files then do nothing. I can forcibly close the application but this has been enough of a hinderance that I've gone back to using 11.

This is a completely vanilla installation with no third-party plugins or changes. Looking at the idea.log file, I see an exception describing the following: (I replaced my actual documents path with <user_docs>)

2012-12-07 12:44:24,954 [3543185]   INFO - il.indexing.FileBasedIndexImpl - PersistentEnumerator storage corrupted C:\<user_docs>\.IntelliJIdea12\system\index\filetypes\filetypes.values$CorruptedException: PersistentEnumerator storage corrupted C:\<user_docs>\.IntelliJIdea12\system\index\filetypes\filetypes.values

I see the file and it contains data.

I have tried quite a few things but neither my efforts or searches online have yet to yeild results.

I'm not entirely clear on how to submit a bug, if this is even a bug.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome

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Please try File->Invalidate Caches and restart. If the problem persists, please create a ticket at Thanks!

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Thanks Yann,

Unfortunately, that did not work. Thanks for the super quick reply.

I'm off to file a bug report, thanks!

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I have the same problem.  Can you post a link to the bug you created?


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