Launchy crashes after startup

  • Adam

    Adam - 2012-08-23


    I've been running both the stable and the beta version of Launchy for some time now and everything was working perfectly fine. However, since like two weeks Launchy crashes immediately or a few minutes after I launch the app, with a window pop up saying "Sorry, launchy seems to have crashed", thats all. It happens on both the stable and the beta versions, although not if I install the portable version. This is a different problem, however, because althought the app doesn't crash anymore, it also fails to work properly, meaning it won't search what I'm looking for: nearly everything I search for provides me with a calc icon and a "0". which as I understand stands for "not found". Even if it find something it is usually something radically different from what I was looking for.

    Can someone provide me with assistance with this? Maybe there is a simple solution, however if there isn't I will gladly post the link to the launchy dump file (?). For the moment I don't have access to the server.

    Im running Windows 7 64 bit.

    Thank you very much for your help.

  • Anonymous - 2012-09-24

    I am having the same problem. I am running XP & don't even a msg. It just crashes and the tray icon vanishes.
    I tried uninstalling & reinstalling the 2.6 beta 2 but no joy.
    Anybody any idea ?

  • Zos474

    Zos474 - 2012-11-23

    Exactly the same problem with me - was working fine until a few weeks ago.  But at least it is reproducable with me: whenever I delete what is currently showing in the launchy text box (e.g. by clicking backspace or delete) then it crashes.  I disabled the plugins to see if that was the issue & no difference.  Any suggestions really appreciated because this is very irritating.

  • larsen255

    larsen255 - 2013-10-28

    Close Launchy and try to delete the file "%appdata%\Launchy\history.db". Solved another problem for me. Perhaps, deleting launchy.db helps, too.

    • Abhilash Oommen

      Abhilash Oommen - 2015-12-13

      Thank you larsen255 - that worked for me to fix the crash issue on Win 10. Lauchy was working fine before I upgraded to Win 10 and started crashing without reason after the upgrade. But delelting history.db seems to have fixed it.

  • Dorwin T. Shields, Jr.

    Thanks! I think you just solved my launchy problem. Deleting history.db seems to have fixed it for me.

  • Kate Lenthall

    Kate Lenthall - 2016-01-06

    I'm having the same problem, but I don't have a history.db file anywhere, and deleting launchy.db only helped for a very little while (or maybe not at all, I can't tell). I open Launchy, use it once or twice, and then the next time I try to use it it's no longer open, no crash message or anything. In my taskbar, when I go to look for Launchy, the icon is still there, but when I mouse over it it disappears. This has only been going on for a couple of weeks, and all I can figure is that some Windows update messed with things. I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit.

  • Kate Lenthall

    Kate Lenthall - 2016-08-10

    I'm having this same problem again, after it was fine for months (having been fixed by some unknown something; I stopped having the problem, that's all I know). I recently had to do a total system reset and reinstall everything, and it's been doing it since I installed it. Same Windows, same problem.


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