PyCharm not opening on Windows 10

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This has been happening on and off for me for a couple of weeks now. Whenever I try to launch PyCharm from the stat menu, it almost feels like there's a 50/50 chance of the window actually popping up. Can't put my finger on it as to why it happens. I also don't necessarily see a new process show up in my Task Manager. Trying the .exe's in the bin folder has the same behavior. 

Using Windows 10, Java is up to date

Has anyone encountered something similar? 

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I faced the same issue with my PyCharm 2020.1.2 but MSchmitt's solution worked perfectly. Someone give him a LifeSaver Medal. If you're reading this, Thank you MSchmitt 

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I had the same problem, not even the opening pop-up showed up. Later, I found out a Visual C++ 2017 Redistributables was missing when I was looking for a screen recorder. So I installed it, and PyCharm worked. If it helps, the link I accessed:

https://obsproject.com/visual-studio-2017-runtimes-64-bit

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I have the same issue -->  Upload id: 2020_08_17_NbqT6yf138jnT7mK (file: idea.log)

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This youtube guy solved my problem https://youtu.be/9RPiGZTKEOY

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No matter what you try for opening pycharm...

the only way to solve this is go to terminal(command prompt/ powershell) > type pycharm > and pycharm will open up.

no other way i found to open pycharm with launcher icon or shortcut, just terminal.

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Hello @Adnankhanmgdp

 

Please make sure the latest Visual C++ Redistributable package from https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads (at the moment, the latest is the one for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019) is installed. 

 

If this is not the case, please submit a ticket https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues with logs folder zipped from ***Help | Collect logs and Diagnostic Data*** attached. 

 

Thank you! 

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Wiping out the custom .vmoptions file did it for me. <whew!>

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YAY! I FOUND A SOLUTION! IT WILL [MOST LIKELY] WORK FOR ALL OF YOU!!!

 

I went digging and found a YouTube video with ~500 views, but it had a really great solution.

 

First, locate to this URL on your browser. It will take you to a website to download "vcruntime".

Next, download the latest version of vcruntime. If at any point this doesn't work, come back to this step and download another version. 

Then, you will see a .zip folder downloading. Once that's done, open that ZIP folder and copy the DLL file in that folder.

Afterwards, locate the binary folder of your PyCharm app. It should be at "C:\Program Files\JetBrains\PyCharm {EDITION & VERSION}\bin.

Finally, copy the DLL file into the binary folder. Restart and try opening PyCharm.

 

This worked for me and hopefully it does for you!

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