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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-1537

File - Open... "Windows cannot find the target"



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 8.2, 9.0, 10.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Environment:


      When trying to access any file dialog, I get the message:



      Windows cannot find the target.



      Clicking OK repeats the message several times, until it finally clears.

      Plus, in the log I have:


      WARNING [org.netbeans.modules.progress.spi.InternalHandle]: Cannot switch to silent mode when not running at org.netbeans.core.ui.warmup.MenuWarmUpTask$NbWindowsAdapter$1HandleBridge.run(MenuWarmUpTask.java:244)


      (repeated several times again)

      It seems to be the file browsing dialog box that's the problem, as it arises on all those I've tested so far:

      File - Open Project

      File - Open File

      File - Save As

      File - Import Project - From Zip - Browse

      Tools - Options - Java - Ant - Browse


      I tried deactivating all plugins but the error still occurred, so it looks like it's a netbeans issue, not 3rd party. (In fact, all I achieved was the complete loss of my plugins as I don't seem to be able to reactivate them now!)


      The other factor to be aware of is that there are a number of shortcuts on my desktop which are currently invalid. I wonder if there is some checking going on within the dialog to see where those shortcuts go, but it's creating the error I'm seeing? In which case, the checking needs to be done silently - after all, invalid shortcuts aren't unusual, especially when working offline. Besides, the error comes up (5-6 times) not just when the "Open file" dialog comes up, but 2-3 times every time I change directory within that dialog!


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              davejbur D Burbridge
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