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    VS Code undable to open files

    by awduley ·

    I use VS Code as my code editor. Today while I was working on a React app I was suddenly unable to open any files. My technical skill with VS Code is lacking so I have no idea what might have caused this.

    This is the error I get: Unable to open ‘index.js’: Assertion Failed: argument is undefined or null.

    It throws this error for every single file I try to open. If anyone might have some suggestions on what I can do to fix the problem I would be extremely grateful. I’m downloading Atom at the moment but I’d rather stick to VS Code for now as that’s what I’m used to. Thanks in advance.

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      by bendcode ·

      In reply to VS Code undable to open files

      I was having this same problem after messing around with my settings.json file. After clearing all content out of the settings.json file everything started working again. Maybe give that a try? Not sure.

      • #2417708

        I think I’ll just have to switch to Atom

        by awduley ·

        In reply to Settings.json?

        Thanks for the reply but I can’t seem to find where my settings.json file is. I did some looking on the internet and I found a few places to check but no luck. Either vs code won’t open the file I need, or I don’t see a settings.json file anywhere in file explorer. I’ve even uninstalled and reinstalled the program multiple times but still no luck. I guess I’ll just have to switch to the Atom editor.

        • #2417705

          Try the following

          by sergegl ·

          In reply to I think I’ll just have to switch to Atom

          Try to delete the contents of settings.json {}

          Location per OS
          Windows %APPDATA%\Code\User\settings.json
          Mac $HOME/Library/Application Support/Code/User/settings.json
          Linux $HOME/.config/Code/User/settings.json

          Or you can remove one item at the time in that file and reload VS until you find what causes the issue.

        • #2417696

          That worked!

          by awduley ·

          In reply to Try the following

          Thanks for both of your suggestions. I don’t know why I couldn’t seem to find my settings.json file {}. I found it today though. I deleted everything and now it’s working just fine. I wonder what I did to mess it up in the first place.

          Anyway, thanks again to both of you.

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