README.md won't open in editing window

Rolling back to WebStorm 2020.4 I find myself unable to open `README.md` at all. Other files open, can be edited, normal behavior. In the case of `README.md`, however, although the filename appears in the "breadcrumbs" bar, the contents never appear in their own editing tab.

This is not the same problem as https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360010516440-Can-t-edit-README-md , I am aware of how to toggle between Markdown states. The file does not open at all.

 

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For anyone else who stumbles into this.

It's not possible to remove the Markdown plugin as it's bundled. I had to disable the plugin. This caused the application to freeze, and I had to Force Quit it. After two goes the plugin was disabled and I was able to open the `README.md` file. I was cheerfully reminded that a plugin was available, which I enabled. Doing so did not reactivate the three state editor so I had to restart the application a third time.

Productivity app.

 

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What IDE version do you use? Does the issue persist on re-activating the plugin? If it does, please share the log folder zipped (Help > Collect logs and Diagnostic Data)

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Elena, the opening five words in my original post say that I'm using Webstorm 2020.4.

My followup post answers your other questions.

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