Wordfast/Java problem prevents from openig Wordfast
Thread poster: Maria Folque

Maria Folque  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
German to Portuguese
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Sep 14, 2010

Dear colleagues,

My Wordfast used to run quite well. Today I tried to open it and it refuses
displaying a message saying that Java runtime environment or another Java kit are
not found in my computer.

1st question: how can this happen? I did no changes in my computer in the past 2 months!

2nd question: how can I overcome this situation?

Any suggestion / help is welcome!

Maria Folque


Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:22
English to Arabic
Reinstall (the latest version) Sep 14, 2010

Maria Folque wrote:

how can I overcome this situation?

Dear Maria,

This could be due to any automatic update on your machine.

Please download and install the latest version of Wordfast Professional available at:

When you are asked to keep configuration files, answer with "No". (Make sure you first back up your glossaries, if any.)

I hope this helps. Please let me know.

Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:22
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Check your JVM setting Sep 15, 2010

In the Wordfast installation directory, find wordfast.ini file. Its first lines pointer to the Java Runtime Environment executable, such as:

C:\Program Files\Wordfast\jre\bin\javaw.exe

a) check if the above lines are present;
b) check if javaw.exe is present in the mentioned location (it may be different in your case);
c) if not, find javaw.exe and write the respective path;
d) if you can’t find javaw.exe, (re)install JRE (you can take it from www.java.com).


Maria Folque  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
German to Portuguese
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JVM setting - thank you Sep 15, 2010

Dear esperantisto,

This is to thank you for your full description of steps to be taken.

In the meanwhile I've unistalled and re-installed Wordfast Pro.
It's working now.
Nevertheless I will follow your instructions as they sound very good. Java was also giving problems connected with spelling.

All the best ,

Maria Folque


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