Pycharm Professional stuck on "Reloading Files" during startup

When I boot Pycharm Professional via Jetbrains toolbox, the program freezes and becomes totally unresponsive while loading the current project - in particular, while at the "reopening files" stage. The only way to stop it is to force quit using Task Manager, and a dump file is created in the logs. Immediately preceding this issue showing up, I had trouble closing Pycharm and was forced to force quit it as well.

This happened before - I tried reverting to the previous version, but the only solution was to hard uninstall PyCharm - not just via the toolbox, but deleting all the config files etc. that it left behind - and reinstall.

Edit: it seems a sufficient workaround is to delete the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\JetBrains\Pycharm<version>. However, this wipes all settings. 

I am using Pycharm 2020.2.2 (latest version) on Windows 10. 

Dump File: Upload id: 2020_09_22_PSeRtJgfJ9dyMM9e (file:

Log file: Upload id: 2020_09_22_A7uMZsNrX2UbTirS (file: idea.log)

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Had same problem with Webstorm after updating to 2020.2.3 on Windows 10, but "soft" reinstall helped (also removed some 3rd party plugins before doing it).


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