MCreator stuck at Loading workspace data

Submitted by Klemen on Sun, 09/09/2018 - 16:37
Issue description

MCreator can get stuck at loading screen at Loading workspace data ...

This bug was reported by some users at this ticket: https://mcreator.net/tracker/issue/44216, but this ticket is about a different issue.

Current fix (1.8.0):

If this happens, the best option to recover the workspace is to go to user/workspace folder and change the extension of backup-* files to .mcr. Then copy these backups to a safe place, reinstall MCreator and import the workspace .mcr backups in the freshly installed MCreator.

Issue comments

I actually have the same Loading workspace Problem, but im using 1.7.10,i tried uninstalling and reinstalling it but it wont work.
is there something I got to do to make it work, I want to learn Everything so I can Make my own mod.

Submitted by Klemen on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:32

UserofBricks, yes, deleting a part of the name.

So I went to the folder holding the workspaces and the only file there was the settings. I had gone there before and it had the workspace files and the backups but they are all gone and I did nothing to remove them.

If you installed new version and not switched a workspaces yet, it is normal to be empty. This is how it works at the moment, but we will change (improve) this.

I had more than one backup files so I changed all of their names. But I'm still stuck at the "loading workspace data" screen.

It seems some new backup files were added after I forecfully closed the stuckl loading screen again,

Perhaps i should delete all the files in that folder?

Sorry, this will not work; I have forgotten how exactly this works. Actually, the best option is to reinstall MCreator, but keep these .mcr files and import in the new MCreator one of the backups.

Submitted by Klemen on Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:12

I have updated the guide to reflect this.

Submitted by Super_m on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:35

There no back up files in the wokspace directory.

Submitted by Klemen on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:59

You can just delete workspace.mcreator file instead of reintalling MCreator.

Submitted by Klemen on Sun, 09/16/2018 - 12:00

This bug will be fixed in 1.8.1 where all workspace related file write operations will be atomic to prevent this from happening.

Submitted by crazeybull on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:48

Hello! so i downloaded 1.7.9 version to get it to work! ill wait for 1.8.1 until downloading new version