OmegaT won't open
Thread poster: Oscar Rivera

Oscar Rivera
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Mar 29, 2015

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Delete options or check what happens on the command line Mar 30, 2015

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

There are two things you can try.

You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

You can also try to start OmegaT from the command line, to see whether you have at least an error message. The command line has to be typed from where OmegaT is installed (e.g., C:\Program Files\OmegaT\). The command is "java -jar OmegaT.jar".

Didier


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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First, check Java Mar 30, 2015

Just to add: first, check if Java is OK. Call up the command line and type there:

Code:
java -version



What do you see?


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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
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I see this Mar 31, 2015

esperantisto wrote:

Just to add: first, check if Java is OK. Call up the command line and type there:

Code:
java -version



What do you see?


To use the "java" command-line you need to install a JDK.

Does one indeed need JDK?


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Wrong Mar 31, 2015

There's no need in JDK. Any program can be called from command line, JRE included.

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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
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I was unclear? Mar 31, 2015

esperantisto wrote:

There's no need in JDK. Any program can be called from command line, JRE included.


What I meant was:

Running 'java -version' from the command line, I got this message:

'To use the "java" command-line you need to install a JDK.'

Why don't I get the version reported?

So it was actually a (well hidden) question, instead of a statement. Do you know the answer?


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Reinstall Java Mar 31, 2015

I don't think you need the JDK. If you are not getting a response to the java command maybe JRE is not properly installed. You can install the latest version from https://java.com/en/download/ or other versions from https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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Oscar Rivera
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Thanks but problem still unsolved Apr 6, 2015

I would like to thank everyone for your answers but I haven't been able to solve the problem yet.

Didier Briel wrote:

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

There are two things you can try.

You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

You can also try to start OmegaT from the command line, to see whether you have at least an error message. The command line has to be typed from where OmegaT is installed (e.g., C:\Program Files\OmegaT\). The command is "java -jar OmegaT.jar".

Didier



@Didier,

I have updated my java version to 8.40 but it didn't work with OmegaT 3.1.9. I uninstalled 3.1.9 and tried it with 3.1.7 and 3.1.8 with OmegaT.exe and Omegat T without JRE but none of them has worked.

If it is of any use, in the JRE folder, the PATCH file reads: "ENTRY: lib\ext\access-bridge.jar
warning wpt0015: Old File does not exist"

Where exactly do I type the command "java -jar OmegaT.jar"? Thanks in advance.



esperantisto wrote:

Just to add: first, check if Java is OK. Call up the command line and type there:

Code:
java -version



What do you see?


How can I call up the command line, esperantisto? Thanks in advance.


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Continued Apr 6, 2015

Oscar Rivera wrote:

I would like to thank everyone for your answers but I haven't been able to solve the problem yet.

Didier Briel wrote:

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

There are two things you can try.

You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

You can also try to start OmegaT from the command line, to see whether you have at least an error message. The command line has to be typed from where OmegaT is installed (e.g., C:\Program Files\OmegaT\). The command is "java -jar OmegaT.jar".

Didier



@Didier,

I have updated my java version to 8.40 but it didn't work with OmegaT 3.1.9. I uninstalled 3.1.9 and tried it with 3.1.7 and 3.1.8 with OmegaT.exe and Omegat T without JRE but none of them has worked.

Then it's probably not an issue with Java. You don't report having tried my first suggestion.

Where exactly do I type the command "java -jar OmegaT.jar"?

In a command line window.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/open-a-command-prompt-window

Then you must go where OmegaT is installed. It's often c:\Program Files\OmegaT. In that case, you type:
cd c:\Program Files\OmegaT
(cd means "change directory".)

Didier


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Oscar Rivera
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OmegaT, Command Line and Java Apr 6, 2015

Didier Briel wrote:

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

There are two things you can try.

You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

You can also try to start OmegaT from the command line, to see whether you have at least an error message. The command line has to be typed from where OmegaT is installed (e.g., C:\Program Files\OmegaT\). The command is "java -jar OmegaT.jar".

Didier





Didier Briel wrote:

Oscar Rivera wrote:

I would like to thank everyone for your answers but I haven't been able to solve the problem yet.

Didier Briel wrote:

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Hello, I was working on a project when all of a sudden, OmegaT just shut down. I decided to open it again by clicking on the icon but OmegaT appeared at the lower bar but it wouldn't still open. I decided to uninstall version 3.1.7, which was the one I was using, and install 3.1.9 but the problem still remains. I rebooted my laptop but it was futile too.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

There are two things you can try.

You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

You can also try to start OmegaT from the command line, to see whether you have at least an error message. The command line has to be typed from where OmegaT is installed (e.g., C:\Program Files\OmegaT\). The command is "java -jar OmegaT.jar".

Didier



@Didier,

I have updated my java version to 8.40 but it didn't work with OmegaT 3.1.9. I uninstalled 3.1.9 and tried it with 3.1.7 and 3.1.8 with OmegaT.exe and Omegat T without JRE but none of them has worked.

Then it's probably not an issue with Java. You don't report having tried my first suggestion.

Where exactly do I type the command "java -jar OmegaT.jar"?

In a command line window.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/open-a-command-prompt-window

Then you must go where OmegaT is installed. It's often c:\Program Files\OmegaT. In that case, you type:
cd c:\Program Files\OmegaT
(cd means "change directory".)

Didier


Didier,

As to your first suggestion, I didn't save anything but uninstalled all of OmegaT's folders and then installed the versions above mentioned again.

I called up the command line and when I wrote "java -jar OmegaT.jar", an error message C:\Program\Data\Oracle\Java\javapath\java.exe. The specified route does not exist. This might be the problem.

I went to find the OmegaT folder to see if there was anything wrong. I called up the command line and it only led me to the OmegaT folder. There I clicke on the zipped OmegaT.jar file but there was anything wrong apparently.

I copied the files of OmegaT from another laptop to copy and paste to see if there was anything missing but found nothing different between the two of them.

The problem of accessing OmegaT appeared out of the blue. I opened it and it was fine. I closed it and then I couldn't open it again. It just appears on the task bar but when I click on it, it won't appear.

Thanks for your help.


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Remove the configuration folder Apr 7, 2015

Oscar Rivera wrote:
As to your first suggestion, I didn't save anything but uninstalled all of OmegaT's folders and then installed the versions above mentioned again.

From what you write, I am not sure you have deleted the configuration folder, which is one of the first things to try. Here is what I wrote:
You can delete all option files (after saving them at another location, just in case). The location is given in the manual:
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.files.and.folders.html#user.files

I called up the command line and when I wrote "java -jar OmegaT.jar", an error message C:\Program\Data\Oracle\Java\javapath\java.exe. The specified route does not exist. This might be the problem.

That's normal if you did not launch this command from the OmegaT folder.

I went to find the OmegaT folder to see if there was anything wrong. I called up the command line and it only led me to the OmegaT folder.

That's where you're supposed to type the command.

There I clicke on the zipped OmegaT.jar file but there was anything wrong apparently.

Why is there a zipped OmegaT.jar file here?

Didier


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Oscar Rivera
Hungary
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Problem Solved Aug 25, 2015

After losing heart because OmegaT shut itself down (I didn't delete anything) and wouln't open, I thought it wasn't work anymore on this computer until I downloaded Autshumato ITE and now OmegaT is up and running again but like an .exe program. I still don't know what happened exactly but I am glad I can get to work on OmegaT again. I just wanted to share this and thank everyone again for their replies.

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