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  1. Minecraft Launcher
  2. MCL-5569

Launcher does not open a window after being opened

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.729 (Windows), 2.0.806 (Windows), 2.0.805 (Mac OS)
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1.2337-2.1.2339
    • Component/s: None
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    • Confirmation Status:
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      Description

      edit: Original report below the line. Actually figured out what was causing the issue.

      Moving the .minecraft folder using an NTSF symbolic link, for example by using a tool like steammover (http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover), causes the launcher to hang itself without any window shown.
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      Starting the launcher creates two instances of minecraftlauncher.exe, one stuck at a constant 25% CPU load, one at 0%. Ram usage varies between 6mb and 70mb for both. Cannot really identify a pattern there.

      No log file is created. The file itself gets created, but remains empty.

      My system has already been checked for any kind of malware or whatever that may affect the launcher. Several reinstalls of the launcher as well as plenty of restarts also did not help. The updating works fine every time, the launcher stops doing anything after it got past "unpacking launcher" whenever I do a fresh install.

      PS: This is a last resort effort to get back to playing. A threat on http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/support/unmodified-minecraft-client/2792870-launcher-hangs-with-no-window-showing-at-25-cpu as well as 2 hours in the IRC linked on the mojang support page did not result in anything. Help me Obi Jeb Kenobi, you are my only hope. Ive got stuff to build after all. :>

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              • Assignee:
                slicedlime [Mojang] slicedlime
                Reporter:
                BastiVC BastiVC
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