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Blender crashes opening a .blend file with double click or dragging and dropping it on to the executable
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System Information
Mobile Intel Core i7 720QM (1.66GHz), Win7 Pro 64bit, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GTS 360M with 1GB VRAM

Blender Version
Broken: Blender 2.74 64bit (Hash: 000dfc0), (;
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
If the option User Preferences | File | Load UI is unchecked, double clicking or dragging and dropping a .blend file over the executable blender.exe causes Blender to start up and close immediately.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
What happens is that with the current version 2.74's blender.exe set as the default application to open .blend files when you double click on a .blend file or even dragging and dropping it over the blender.exe program, Blender starts up but then closes immediately generating the following blender.crash.txt log file:


18: PyInit_mathutils_noise_types - 0x3FE89230
17: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
16: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
15: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
14: UnhandledExceptionFilter - 0x76F2B7E0
13: MD5Final - 0x770415B0
12: _C_specific_handler - 0x76FC852C
11: RtlDecodePointer - 0x76FD9C80
10: RtlUnwindEx - 0x76FC8610
9: KiUserExceptionDispatcher - 0x7700121A
8: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
7: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
6: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
5: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
4: PyInit_mathutils_noise_types - 0x3FE89230
3: fftw_plan_many_dft - 0x3F2147B0
2: osl_trunc_vv - 0x416A3110
1: BaseThreadInitThunk - 0x76EA59E0
0: RtlUserThreadStart - 0x76FDC520

So I restored all the default settings and checking all my changes to the preferences one by one I found that what apparently seems to cause this behaviour is the "Load UI" option if unchecked. If you reinstate it (checked) opening automatically the file .blend as well as dragging and dropping the .blend file over the executable (blender.exe) works fine. I cannot be sure anyway that other setting might produce the same problem, at least this is what I found out.

Event Timeline

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated the task description. (Show Details)
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Antony Riakiotakis (psy-fi) triaged this task as Confirmed, High priority.Apr 1 2015, 5:34 PM

Confirmed, this is a bit serious, setting to high priority

This comment was removed by Sergey Sharybin (sergey).

hey hey the bug is still going to be resolved no matter who posted it

Yes I know. It's awesome when no one respects your voice enough to test a bug that will disable thousands of users upon release:

Sorry to come off as such a whiner. This place is about getting things done not drama. Nobody sucks. I'm sorry. I need to check my blood sugar.