What to do if you PyCharm doesn’t start after an update
René Dohmen
August 24, 2018
1 min

Yesterday after updating from 2018.1 to 2018.2 PyCharm kept crashing when closing a project. As Pycharm reopens a project upon restart and I normally have a lot of PyCharm instance open, this kind of forced me to open a lot of PyCharms that I don’t need all the time. As the crash also wiped preference changes it couldn’t be changed via the GUI.

I had to edit a config file to change the setting responsible for starting projects after launch.

Reminder for myself in the future, might this happen again.

Edit file:

vim ~/Library/Preferences/PyCharm2018.2/options/ide.general.xml

Changed it to:

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