GitHub Desktop – Not launching UI – Problem & Fix

GitHub Desktop 2.4.3 | Windows 10

About 1 or 2 weeks ago GitHub Desktop stopped opening it’s window when lunched.
It would run in the background, you could see it in the Windows Task Manager, but its window would not open.
Looking into this on various web discussions, I found that deleting the folder named app-2.4.3 in its application data solves the problem:
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This is the path to GitHub Desktop‘s data:
C:\Users\<YOUR USER>\AppData\Local\GitHubDesktop
After deleting the folder and re-launching GitHub Desktop, I found it generated a new folder with the same name, so I guess settings for the latest update got corrupted, and the software generated new settings..


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6 thoughts on “GitHub Desktop – Not launching UI – Problem & Fix

  1. I want to confirm that this kind of procedure fixes some scary problems.

    First I got a really nasty error when I tried to push, then it said it couldn’t even find my local repository path, even after pointing to it again. I had to delete a later version of the folder though, 2.55 (whose name was checked in the first error message I received).

    So thank you.

  2. many thanks, this solution worked for me too, but the folder name is of the same format but different. I just renamed the most recent folder – so I could get it back easily if it didn’t solve the problem. Github desktop now working fine again πŸ™‚

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