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From "MeFisto94 (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (NETBEANS-1537) File - Open... "Windows cannot find the target"
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:18:00 GMT


MeFisto94 commented on NETBEANS-1537:

I've found another interesting piece of information: We at the jMonkeyEngine SDK have recently
upgraded our JDK from 8u161 to 8u192 which caused that issue to appear for a user when trying
to open a project. He could confirm that reverting to an older JDK fixes the issue. Looking
at these reports, you all use that JDK version as well. I'll report back if the latest (8u201/202)
fixes the issue for him or not. Could be a bug in the JDK or could also be that the JDK has
changed a corner case which Netbeans now falls into.

> File - Open... "Windows cannot find the target"
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: NETBEANS-1537
>                 URL:
>             Project: NetBeans
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: platform - Dialogs&amp;Wizards
>    Affects Versions: 8.2, 9.0, 10.0
>         Environment: Product Version: Apache NetBeans IDE 9.0 (Build incubator-netbeans-release-334-on-20180708)
> Updates: NetBeans IDE is updated to version NetBeans 8.2 Patch 2
> Java: 1.8.0_192; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.192-b12
> Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.8.0_192-b12
> System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64; Cp1252; en_GB (nb), Windows 10 version
10.0 running on amd64; UTF-8; en_US (nb)
>            Reporter: D Burbridge
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: dialog, file, menu, open, save
>         Attachments: NetBeans64_debug.TXT
> When trying to access any file dialog, I get the message:
> netbeans64.exe
> Windows cannot find the target.
> OK
> 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$NbWindowsAdapter$
> (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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