Can't open IntelliJ on MacOs


When launching IntelliJ Ultimate (2016.3) I get:

The application “IntelliJ IDEA” can’t be opened.

Tried restarting and reinstalling, for no luck.

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Rajeshchilukuri Tech is likely the case. Sorry for the inconvenience. Reinstalling should help.

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Простите что по русски)

Неожиданное завершение intellij IDEA 2021.3.2. Версия MacOS 10.15.7.

Устанавливал и более раннюю версию - не помогло. CE работает прекрасно. Удалял CE, переустанавливал, результат не изменился.

Заранее благодарю за помощь

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Awlwlb попробуйте шаги из

Если не помогает, запустите из командной строки и предоставьте лог:

По-русски лучше писать напрямую через тикет в поддержку:

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Hi, Serge, I have the same problem with launching the IntelliJ IDEA. I've downloaded the file "idealU-2022.1.2-aarch64.dmg". It was dragged to Applications, but still not starts. Icon appears in the Dock, but then nothing happens. Could you please help me in this question? Thank you in advance.

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Vladimir Barikov 85 We need the full log from the command line after starting the IDE in the terminal per

If it freezes, we'd also need the thread dumps via jstack:

You can upload the files at and provide the ID here or create a ticket with the files attached at

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Hi Serge, 

I installed JAVA JDK actual version and then I reinstalled EDI. It works now.

Thank you for support.


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Hi Serge Baranov,

My mac is Intel based. I have downloaded intel based Intellij 2022.2 from the But unfortunately am not able to open the application via terminal. Please find the below log. Kindly assist me on how to fix this.


2022-08-08 22:22:05.253 idea[1464:43479] allVms required 1.8*,1.8+

2022-08-08 22:22:05.257 idea[1464:43486] Cannot load JVM bundle: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=3585 "dlopen_preflight(/Applications/IntelliJ no suitable image found.  Did find:

/Applications/IntelliJ mach-o, but wrong architecture

/Applications/IntelliJ mach-o, but wrong architecture" UserInfo={NSLocalizedFailureReason=The bundle doesn’t contain a version for the current architecture., NSLocalizedRecoverySuggestion=Try installing a universal version of the bundle., NSFilePath=/Applications/IntelliJ, NSDebugDescription=dlopen_preflight(/Applications/IntelliJ no suitable image found.  Did find:

/Applications/IntelliJ mach-o, but wrong architecture

/Applications/IntelliJ mach-o, but wrong architecture, NSBundlePath=/Applications/IntelliJ, NSLocalizedDescription=The bundle “JBR-17.0.3+7-469.32-jcef 17.0.3” couldn’t be loaded because it doesn’t contain a version for the current architecture.}

Thanks in Advance,


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Thanks for the help! Serge Baranov, It worked. May i know why the issue came up in my previous installation

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Hello! @Serge Baranov

Could you please help me look into this issue?

It seems the InteliJ cannot opent for I changed the heap size?

Here's the error message I got:

Last login: Thu Aug 11 15:36:22 on console

zhhshan@88665a51fdb2 ~ % /Applications/IntelliJ\

2022-08-11 15:41:15.149 idea[2120:15185] allVms required 1.8*,1.8+

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] Current Directory: /Users/zhhshan

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] parseVMOptions: IDEA_VM_OPTIONS = (null)

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] fullFileName is: /Applications/IntelliJ

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] fullFileName exists: /Applications/IntelliJ

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] parseVMOptions: /Applications/IntelliJ

2022-08-11 15:41:15.151 idea[2120:15188] parseVMOptions: /Applications/IntelliJ

2022-08-11 15:41:15.154 idea[2120:15188] parseVMOptions: /Users/zhhshan/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2021.3/idea.vmoptions

And I've tried removing idea.vmoptions.

2022-08-11 15:41:15.154 idea[2120:15188] parseVMOptions: platform=17 user=4 file=/Users/zhhshan/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2021.3/idea.vmoptions

Invalid initial heap size: -Xms2048m -Xmx2048m

Invalid initial heap size: -Xms2048m -Xmx2048m

2022-08-11 15:41:15.163 idea[2120:15188] JNI_CreateJavaVM (/Applications/IntelliJ failed: -6

P.S. I've tried removed/edited the idea.vmoptions file; reinstall still cannot resolve the problem.


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Huishanzhang2021 There are two vmoptions files, make sure none of them contains invalid options:

/Users/zhhshan/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2021.3/idea.vmoptions

There may be also OS wide environment variables set that override the VM options:


Run `env` command in the Terminal to ensure you don't have any of these set.