New project buttons not working



When I try to create a new project, either from the welcome or if I open another project, nothing happens. The open from existing sources or from version control work, but the new project button doesn't. It might sound cliche but I created a project earlier today and it worked, then when I deleted it to try and create a new one it stopped working.

I followed some advice from earlier posts on the same topic and updated and disabled various plugins, all of which didn't resolve my problem. Any suggestions?

System info:

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3.5 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-173.4674.33, built on March 5, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1024-b15 x86_64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Mac OS X 10.13.3

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Hello Nicholas,

Could you please provide idea.log ("Help | Show Log in...") after restarting IDE and reproducing the issue? You cfold use any online file sharing service,

use or FTP: 

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I uploaded the idea.log file to the first link. Restarting my IDE & PC didn't fix the problem

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Please try to temporary disable "IntelliJ-Haskell (1.0.0-beta12) " plugin. Do you face the same issue if you start IDEA directly without using ToolBox?

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That would be it! Guess that old plugin was causing problems.

Works to create new projects in all locations. Thanks!

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Hi Yaroslav Bedrov, am also facing the same issue. 

IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-212.4746.92, built on July 27, 2021

Runtime version: 11.0.11+9-b1504.13 x86_64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
macOS 11.5.1
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 2048M
Cores: 16
Non-Bundled Plugins: org.sonarlint.idea (, com.intellij.lang.jsgraphql (3.0.0), zielu.gittoolbox (212.6.6)
Kotlin: 212-1.5.10-release-IJ4746.92

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Hi Thangarajavailable Please try to temporarly disable all third-party plugins. If the problem remains submit a new request at , and provide the IDE logs. (Help | Collect Logs and Diagnostic Data)

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I had the same issue with IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 (Ultimate) after I upgraded Kotlin to the newer version. 

Fixed the issue by disabling Kotlin plugin.

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It's a known bug in the Kotlin plug-in. It needs Maven and Gradle plug-ins to work properly which are disabled in your configuration.

The solution is to either disable Kotlin plug-in or to enable Maven and Gradle plug-ins.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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